Happily, Ri-Man slept much better last night, or at least I slept much better last night, which indicates to me that he did, too. And, better rested, I was able to let things go this morning. No, he didn't help me clean up the toys before breakfast like Maddie did, but that's OK. I went heavy on the lovin' and light on the time-outs this morning, and everyone seemed to get their day off to a better start. I also let the kids have Cheerios for breakfast, and, you know, it's the little things in life. Pretty much nothing makes Riley's face light up with joy the way the sight of me getting down that box of cereal does. I'll take that over a power struggle regarding putting toys away any day.
Unrelated, more tears were shed during Idol last night, and I anticipate more again tonight. Some of the contestants are just so eager and so GOOD.