Below is a paragraph from my English textbook:
Bob – both my parents were in the theatre and they had made quite a name for themselves on the stage. As a child I remember our house being constantly full of famous people, laughing and talking. My sisters and me would be brought down by our nanny to kiss parents goodnight and then we would be packed off to the nursery. That's as much as we ever really saw of them at the time. It's better now, but it has left a mark on all of us – we ring each other now and again, but that's about all. I think my father understands this, but I am not sure my mother does.
I'm quite confused about the meaning of the bold sentence. I guess its meaning may be:
(1) That's the most we at any time (during our childhood) really met our parents when we were children.
or I can explain it in another longer way:
(2) During our childhood, we rarely met our parents except when our nanny brought us down to kiss our parents goodnight.
Could you please tell me whether or not I have understood that sentence correctly?