As anticipated, the children didn’t last long at the party and were gone by 8:30pm or so, which is when I started drinking. Right before Zander left the party (in good hands with Tine), he said something about wanting to go to sleep “right here.” So he tried.
"Right here" was unfortunately the marble floor in front of the entrance to the party. But Tine soon coaxed him up and they headed home. I only worried a tiny bit. In fact, I said I’d call to check-in and I forgot to do so (see “when I started drinking” above).