Hanna had a rough morning and missed the school bus. Eventually she put her smile on and Griffin and I took her to school. Since we were in town we decided to go to the garden centre and pick up some strawberry seedlings, a flat of pansies and a huge bag of dirt. It was a beautiful day and the drive back to our house was beautiful. I could see daffodils starting to bloom in some ditches and the green shoots of daylilies were starting underneath everybody's mailboxes. My chatterbox kept going in the back seat.
Griffin: Mommy, are all the kids at school now?
Griffin: You mean Hanna, and Patrick, and Damon and Campbell and Bubba?
Me: Yes, all of them.
Griffin: My house going to be empty? I don't like my house to be empty. I like a messy house.
Me: Messy? You like a messy house?
Griffin: No, no, not MESSY. Messy with PEOPLE.
I couldn't do anything but grin the rest of the way home.