The kids saw their great-grandparents and grandparents this weekend. They had a blast at Worlds of Fun and the nature center, and then came the long drive back. They were ready to get home, so when we learned that Huts’ grandfather has passed away, we decided to keep the kids home and Huts went alone. So, for two days, the kids had no daddy to call on. They were remarkably calm and good natured, though they did sleep with me one night. Eli, of course, missed his dad the most. The first thing he told Huts on the phone was he loved and missed him. He was bound and determined to stay up last night and see his daddy. He made it and seemed happy this morning that everything was back to normal.