This last week has been a brutal one.
First, Margaret's school decided to give her a wholly scheduled and sensible Spring Break (and why shouldn't they?) but they didn't coordinate with me because I didn't get a Spring Break at all, and so Margaret was out of school but I was in.
On top of that, there was daylight savings time, which had the admirable benefit of making the clock in the kitchen be the right time, but the unfortunate downfall of making things very, very hard in the mornings.
Luckily, Ellie is adaptable.