Well, it seems I can be replaced.
And guess what? This is not bothering me in the least.
Tired Papa and I went away and left my trio with my thirty-something niece for the past four days and everyone survived.
I got some sun and time alone with Tired Papa, and when I came home tonight the kids were all alive and happy.
It was a win-win.
Darling niece? If you're reading this, I just want to say, I owe you.