There is a reason that young people have children. Much as I love my good friend's 2 1/2 boy, I have thought carefully before having them come in the house the past few weeks. This has been an killer month, and I feel perpetually tired. He wears me out as explores every nook and cranny of the first floor. Zacchaeus isn't quite as patient with children as he was as a younger dog, either. The last visit, he slunk upstairs when Mr. Bananas went up to play boom boom on the computer and relax.
Yes, your sister gets lots of kudos for all that she pulls off. You do too for giving her a much needed break!