It's all fun and games until someone has to stay home. Family outings can be a blast, but when parents have to cater to tots of different ages, they often find themselves running in opposite directions. When my husband unexpectedly came home from work with front row hockey tickets the other night, I was almost as excited as my preschooler! And then I remembered that one of us had to stay home with our toddler – me. While I do take my kids on plenty of fun adventures (both together and individually), when last-minute plans pop up, I'm usually the one who stays behind. Does the same ring true in your home?