Melanie Parker, an architect and mother of Sammy, and Jack Taylor, a newspaper columnist and father of Maggie, are both divorced. They meet one morning while beaten Jack is left suddenly with Maggie and forgets that Melanie changed into to take her to high school. As a end result, each kids pass over their faculty field trip and are stuck with the mother and father. The adults undertaking their negative stereotypes of ex-spouses on each different, however come to be desiring to rely on every different to watch the children as every should store his activity. Humor is delivered through Sammy's propensity for accommodations objects in his nostril and Maggie's tendency to wander.