This has been a rough semester for Tom. He's teaching two classes (instead of the usual one), and puts in quite a few really late nights every week.
On the rare occasion Tom makes it home before the kids' bedtime, the four of us like to head out into the neighborhood for short walks. Well, Tom and I would like to take long walks, but Will and Hallie can only make it for about eight blocks for starting to whine and then cry and then attack one another.
My favorite walks are the ones that turn into sword fights along the way. Their time together may not be large in quantity, but it's large in quality.