Matthew (with volume and exuberance): "Mom, thanks SO MUCH for the new things from the dollar store for my backpack...they're awesome!"
Seth (with even more volume and exuberance...if that's possible): "Yeah, Mom, and thanks for keeping ME forever, too!"
What?? Where on earth did that come from? I never expected to hear that from the boy who still sounds like he's choking on chicken bones when he says I love you! Wow.
It was a good lesson about hanging on to my temper for just that extra second or two...because something nice might just happen! (but I'm sure glad they're in bed now)