Problem: You have plans with no one to go somewhere or do some certain thing. It’s in your datebook / on your to-do list and everything. Yet, there your kids sit, happily playing in the corner, not a tear in sight, not a tantrum to be heard. You know that any change in this precariously balanced environment will bring OMG EMOTION to the scene. Even if it’s an awesome outing, like, “hey, let’s go to the swimming pool,” it will be met with tears and fighting because, well, that’s the only way your kids (by which I mean my kids) know how to process emotion, of any kind. So, what do you do?