Almost once a week one of my dearest friends sleeps over. (She has this down to a fine art).
We have dinner with the children and maybe a game of Uno, then we put them to bed and stay up drinking champagne. When we are too tired to keep talking we collect a sleeping child each and put them in our beds; so, cuddled up to us they will sleep longer in the morning.
For breakfast, we are sometimes joined by another friend from afar via Skype. I don’t quite know what is in it for him, because.. chaos, but he doesn’t seem deterred.