He told me we had to use whisper voices and that we should probably leave phones outside so we could keep it peaceful. I asked him if he wanted some music and he said yes.
So for the next two hours we listened to classical music while we colored or worked or cleaned side by side in near silence. It was bliss.
When dad came home, little man told him he could join in if he would follow the rules. Dad obligingly got his book and joined us.