A very useful tip for parents: “Beware of silence!”.
If your kids are very quiet for any length of time, do not enjoy the peace and quiet and small respite, but get your alarm bells ringing! The chance is they will have found something really interesting to do and you will be in for a surprise: having a make-up session with your make-up bag content, emptying the pot of Sudocream on their face and legs, making art on your newly decorated bedroom walls, etc.
Here, my daughter was playing in the garden… Good thing we had the idea of taking a picture! This little incident did make us laugh although cuddles were not on the agenda, not until after bathtime anyway!