My husband and I have flip-flopped schedules. When he's at work, I'm at home, and vice versa. This arrangement isn't ideal because not only do we not get to spend a lot of time together during the academic year (he teaches) but Andy's gotten used to almost always having at least one of us around. When we go out together and Andy gets left behind he inevitably gets into some sort of mischief.
The latest victim of said mischief is a pair of winter boots. I'm embarrassed to admit that this is actually the 4th pair of shoes Andy's rendered unwearable. And this was after we thought we had put all the shoes in places he couldn't reach them. Sheesh! The boy doesn't seem to know what to do with himself when we're not there. How about a nice nap or patty cake with your brothers? If we know we're going to be out for more than a couple of hours we try to make sure Andy gets a nice long walk. He also has plenty of toys to keep him stimulated but obviously this isn't enough. Any suggestions?