Today began a new chapter in Life and All. The girls were home with me all day while Jen was at work. Before now they hadn't stayed at home with just me, because in certain parts of Costa Rica (okay, just one house not too far from here) I'm Evil Incarnate. But now that we're all living in the same house, Jen said there's no reason for them to not stay with me on the days that we have them and there's no school.
I had ropes handy, but as it turned out they weren't necessary. Julia played outside with her new friends all day and Robin kept busy reading, playing on the computer, and playing cards with me.
And tomorrow we'll do it all again. Here's hoping the neighborhood kids are out in force again so that Julia will be occupied.