I am day 3 post op from my TT, and I also have young kids, ages 3 and 1 1/2. There is no way I could have an active toddler on my lap at this point. The 3 yr old would most likely understand she needed to be gentle (although I'v decided not to tell her exactly what I've done for fear she'll tell everyone she meets, LOL). But my toddler, forget about it! I'm not in a ton of pain today, but I need regular doses of Vicodin to deal with the pain, which tends to make me sleepy. I'm very lucky in that both my parents are retired and tending to the kids for the fist 2 weeks. In fact, I was able to leave them with my parents for the first week while I recovered at home (my husband also took off work). Do you have anyone to help with the kids? I really think you'll need it for a minimum of one week. and I was told not to lift anything for 2 weeks, so that's why I have my mom helping. Good luck!