In the Bodanis household, Wednesday is also V.A.D.: "Vorex of Activity Day."
School, homework, supper for my daughter at 4:30pm - she has Sparks at 5:15; supper for my son one hour later - he has Beavers at 6:30.
It's an after-school routine which is hectic, but not uncommon among families with young kids.
But it became a little more pleasant for me this week as I discovered a dirty little secret.