Joe has been gone on loooong work days the past few weeks (seems like years) so we've gotten a little more creative on ways to pass the time. One morning I built a fort for the boys. In order to Patrick to not exclude Eli (his favorite reason to build a fort is to block Eli out of it) I said it was a "Boys Only" fort and no mommies were allowed. Then I gave them each chocolate milk and they sat inside sooo quietly, drinking their milk. It was heaven, even if it only lasted until the milk was gone.