After school is a crap shoot. Now that they're both in school the minute they get in the car the shock of being back in their company is like waking up from a nap in the middle of a night club. Not that I've ever been to a real night club but, it's like the ones on TV. Today was the same, "UH, MAMA?!" I HAVE TO TELL YOU SOMETHING!" "HEY! I GET IN FIRST!" "MOVE!" "HEY!" And these are the days old people to tell you to cherish because, "It goes by so fast." Uh. huh. Add to that school staff anxious for you too move along and it's a real funfest. Alex always. Always. asks me to roll down the window to tell me something before boarding and Grayson gets in yelling happy "THE FIREFIGHTERS CAME HERE TODAY! HERE!!!" Or, he's frowning, "JOE (Not Joes real name) MOVED TODAY AND I AM SO SAD!" At the same time Alex is trying to tell me something, anything. Taking turns for anything is lost on these two as they each think they are an only child and the other is just a house guest who's over stayed their welcome by 6 years or so. Alex finally gets his turn this time. He wants to show me what he's written in his planner. " I Miss My Mom " If I were a super savvy Motherly type of Mom I would know some sweet, straight out of a fairy tale sort of thing that would make him smile. Instead, the best I have is a gentle but, hesitant pat on the head and an, "I'm sorry, Sugar." Luckily I don't have to think of anything else to say because Grayson wants to play a new game, "Who Died First". There are 4 animals and one very Special "Grandma" we visited. Thankfully the ride home is under 4 Minutes so it didn't take long to get the order of deaths straight including one review just to make sure. As soon as we hit the drive they lost focus on that fun new game. I feel very fortunate that our conversations have not been much worse than that. But, G's teacher just had a baby. I'm pretty sure he's gonna want to know a lot more about that. Knowing him he won't stop until someone has explained it, step by step, drawn him pictures, painted said pictures, turned it into a bedtime story and then reported new found knowledge to at least 7 people.