I stayed home today, and helped Tadpole with her homework. Quiet, peaceful, rain outside, fire inside. Husband and son were out all day. Tadpole is a kind of house-mouse of a kid anyway. She's learning, slowly, how to not let homework pile up. She got her project done, and we went out for dinner together, just she and I, to a restaurant that the boys hate.
Me, Tadpole, the dog, a pile of homework, a pile of laundry, and quiet.