The kids were in California (at their aunt's) for six weeks. They came back today. No sooner had we pulled into the garage than the neighbors' kids came by. For six weeks, they never once popped their heads in to ask if S1 and S2 were back. But the moment they saw our car today, they are there! Are these kids telepathic or what?
S2 is singing. S1 is quizzing. The neighborhood kids are dropping by. There are toys on the floor in three rooms. It feels like home again.