Due to my unemployment, I am staying home ALL day, EVERY day with the 4 kids this summer. In an attempt to protect my very fragile sanity, I have implemented "quiet time," ahour and a half every day, when I don't care what they are doing as long as they are in their beds and quiet.
Each day, during quiet time, one kid is allowed to hang out in the tree house. They take turns.
On Ben's day, he fell sound asleep!