When I got out of bed and wandered into the rest of the house, Flar had not only settled them into movie/game mode (actually a new mode, a transition period into the even quieter movie/sleep mode), he had also completely cleaned up the kitchen. There are no sopping towels remaining on the floor, and no sign of pizza construction, except for the five unfinished pizzas on the table.
I'm on duty for the night shift, and Flar will take over in the morning for breakfast.
three downstairs watching the traditional movie opener - Space Balls; five upstairs playing games -- one more departure having brought us to 8 kids total.
Now to bake 8 mini-cakes and make 4 batches of frosting.