This morning I said, “that is so great you guys had a sleepover.” Leo replied angrily, “It WASN’T a sleepover.” I asked what it was and he told me he couldn’t tell me. Then Owen piped up, “Leo as scared of the thund…..” at which point Leo screamed “DON’T SAY THAT OWEN”. So Owen dropped to the floor in agony. I got Leo to come over and give me a hug and I whispered in his ear “I get scared of thunderstorms too” and he gave me a tiny smile. Then Owen dragged himself across the floor in abject misery and I gave him a hug and told him he was wonderful to help his brother like that. Then I thankfully said, “Gee Ernie, guess I have to go to work….good luck with the rest of your day…..”

I may hate going to work but I still have the easier job……