Numbers 1 and 2 are back home safe, sound, and T-I-R-E-D.
First thing out of each child's mouth as they came through the door...
"Mom, can I play on the computer?"
I love it when I haven't seen my children in nearly three days and the first thing I have to say is one of those motherly corrective statements. My choice this time, "That isn't a good way to greet your mom when she hasn't seen you for three days."
I then got the enthusiastic "Mommy!!!" With hugs and appropriate excitement.
Now that is what I am talking about.
Please excuse as I must go now so that I can send the computer and all it's games that are apparently much more exciting than Daddy and Mommy flying out the back door in to the alley.