The commotion in the background was loud - even over the phone.
Me: What is going on?
S.S.: Oh, we've just had an active morning.
She says this with her usual patient, unalarming tone. This is one of the many reasons I love her.
Me: Are you okay?
I do worry about her safety regularly.
SS: Oh yes. I'm fine. They're fine. We've just had a busy morning.
Me: What did you do?
SS: Well, we just finished having a funeral for Evan.
SS: Zayd and I carried Evan up from the basement, because Evan said he was dead. We put Evan in the sandbox.
SS: And Zayd sang "Amazing Grace."
SS: And Ethan put sand in Evan's pants to "make it soft."
Me: A funeral? How long did this thing last?
SS: It was a pretty good funeral - about 15 minutes.
Me: Okay. Well. Then. I'm glad everyone's having a good time.