*sigh* This is something I really need to get a handle on. While I had been thinking that I needed to do something, I've been so busy with other things, I forgot to figure out some sort of solution to the messed-up routines.
My nephew will be with us today. Not sure if I will insist that ds do a bit of work, but I will make it clear that they are not to engage in any kind of activity that will be noisy or distracting. It's not like I have made the habit yet of ds working all morning, so he's not missing out on much. However, I am going to insist on their silent reading time at the beginning of French class this afternoon. And my nephew can be a part of that. Baby steps, baby steps.