On Wednesdays I get to live my parental dream and drop off/pick up Gage directly to/from school. I don't know why I've always wanted to do this but I really do enjoy it.
Today when I picked him up, I could tell he was just beat. I got the "I don't know" answer to most of my questions about his day and he wasn't giving up any information.
So, on these kind of days, I drop my after-school activity ideas and just let him be. No expectations. No plans. Just let him decide what he'd like to do.
Surprise, surprise...it was watching tv all snuggled up on the pullout couch. Here's how I found him about 30 minutes after he got settled.