It's very peaceful in my house just now. Kevin was having a colleague meet him for collaborative work, so I had the kids pick up the first floor and then banished them up to the playroom. And then he and said colleague decided to meet, at least initially, at a coffeehouse instead. So the morning is left quiet -- just me and my dog. Elinor likes it when she doesn't have to fight anyone for her favorite spot on the couch.