"But you have the cats," Sis pointed out.
"No, the cats are in their room for when Nanny comes and y'all get home."
They were both disturbed that I might be lonely.
So they've been bringing me toys to play with. Yesterday, it was one Lego mini-figure from Sis and Bud's stuffed penguin Tango, all dressed up. Today it's a fairy playland plus about 10 monster-ish Lego figures. It's all very sweet.
But I'm also glad they are still having fun and playing downstairs and not moping up here with me all day. Even if I miss them . . . .