Today was a long day. The earlier half was quite fun, with 2 little girls who came over to play while their mom ran errands. The Girl thought the older girls were quite interesting. The Boy was a little bothered by the fact that they were older than he was, and he and the eldest (age-7) had a bit of eldest-child negotiation. We played outside, watched a movie, had a snack, played outside again, and were just about to play with Play-doh when their mom arrived.
Almost immediately afterward, a neighbor friend and his little boy came over to play with The Boy (and The Girl). We ordered a pizza for lunch from La Villa. The Girl took a nap. The Boy and his friend played quite nicely together until about 3 p.m., when it became apparent that both boys needed a nap. We had fun with Magna-Tiles, played with cars and trucks, went outside and splashed in the pool and dabbled in the sandbox, and generally had a good time.
At around 5 p.m., however, everything started to break down. The rest of the night was pretty messy due to my poor planning. I was at the grocery store at 6:30 p.m. (because we literally had nothing to eat in the house) and the kids weren't in bed until after 8:30.