Not easy. And with all of these kids going in so many directions no one is ever completely informed of all that is happening. I try and pass information along as it happens. And here is how it sometimes goes. Yesterday when I picked up my son from practice I said, "John is home sick today."
"You mean Mikey."
"You mean Mikey is home sick."
"What? John is home sick."
"Why is John home sick?"
"I don't know. He just is."
"Well, he lives at home."
"Yes, and now his is home sick."
"Oh! He is home sick."
"Yes, that is what I am trying to tell you."
"I thought you meant Mikey was homesick because he is in Switzerland."(his brother who is studying abroad)
How do I ever get anything done around here?