Today I think I happened upon a great solution: a 4 hour hike! The kids and I walked to the top of Tiger Mountain, a 6.2 mile hike with a 2000 foot elevation gain. We enjoyed the trees, the streams, each and every lovely stick, plus the view at the top.
Last I checked, Theo was lying on the floor upstairs humming to himself and Rosie was sitting in the library staring at pictures. I think tomorrow might go very smoothly.