Henry came home last Friday night and was here with us the following day. His dad just now came and picked him up. We’ll see him again Wednesday. He goes back to school the following Monday.
As predicted, the kids did remember how to antagonize each other again pretty quickly. On at least one occasion I had to reprimand the boy:
“It’s ok to tease, Henry, but you have to know when to stop, and when your sister is hollering, ‘Stop it, Henry! STOP!’ it’s probably time to STOP.”
Morrigan got a lecture, too:
“Morrigan! Stop hitting your brother in the butt. If you hit your brother in the butt again I’m sending you to your room.”
It was so nice to have everyone together again.