Emma and I have a routine every morning. We get dressed and have breakfast with Gracie, get her off to school and then come home.
When we get home, Emma marches to the counter, points at the bananas, gets hers, and marches into Gracie's room to see what she should play with while Gracie's away. I tidy up the breakfast dishes, and then join her with whatever she's chosen.
She's Queen of the Toys while Gracie's gone, and she relishes it.
Hmmm.... what should I get into this morning?