(It was a pity party, and it wasn't pretty.)
But then my brilliant husband gave a somewhat hilarious suggestion: take the kids to Home Depot.
At first I laughed. But then he continued:
"Yeah. Take back the light bulbs that don't fit and then just let Charlotte run around. The aisles are wide, it's not crowded during the day. It's super close so you can get there and back between naps. You don't have to buy anything."
Like I said- brilliant.
Asher was wide awake. Charlotte got to choose which way to walk. The employees had a burst of life, seeing Charlotte's enthusiastic energy. Other customers watched me with envy, wishing they had two adorable babies hanging out with them!
Our spirits were revived and both kids took great naps after their outing to the "playground" ;)