I survived. Elena went out tonight with some friends, which left me home alone with the girls. Being home alone with the girls is not a new thing for me, but doing so after dinner, approaching bed time, is a different story. Elena does this with ease, but for me, tonight was a first ... but, it was very uneventful. Sure, I may have put them to bed a bit earlier than normal (and we usually put them to bed pretty early), but neither had a problem with it tonight. In fact, both girls were very willing to make it easy on me, and I appreciate it!