Yes, it's like that.
On some days, my baby's already asleep when I pick her up from my mother's place. so sad. Sometimes, I play with her first. Then take a late bath at 10+pm.
That's why I choose to work 4-day week & started a weekly playgroup for her in my centre.
I dont't buy too many toys. I spend most of our time playing, creating things & talking. It helps a lot.
I also outsource a lot of energy-sapping stuff like hsework, even bathing her on weekends. Otherwise, no energy to play with her.