As the time nears each afternoon that Catgirl and GameBoy will come home from school. Watching the clock. The anticipation. Then the build-up of sound, like jet engines revving up, as their roller backpack wheels grind up the front walk.
Then the moment of seeing sweet faces pressed up against the screen door mesh. My cheer from across the room, so loud:
“Woohoo, you’re home from school. Hey everyone, you’re home!”
Their impish smiles, ear to ear, as they step across the threshold. :)