Ever notice how a 4 year oldie's voice is louder than 200 adult voices? Several years ago, I returned home from a trip just when a storm hit, with crashing thunder and severe lightning. As I came into my bedroom about 2a.m., I found my two children in bed with my wife, Karey, apparently scared by the loud storm. I resigned myself to sleep in the guest bedroom that night. The next day, I talked to the children, and explained that it was OK to sleep with Mommy when the storm was bad, but when I was expected home, please don't sleep with Mommy that night. They said OK.
After my next trip several weeks later, Karey and the children picked me up in the airport terminal at the appointed time. Since the plane was late, everyone had come into the terminal to wait for my plane's arrival along with hundreds of other folks waiting for their arriving passengers. As I entered the waiting area, my 5 year old son saw me, and began shouting, "Hi, Daddy! I've got some good news!" As I waved back, I said loudly, "What's the good news, son?" He replied very loudly, "Nobody slept with Mommy while you were away this time!" Everyone in the terminal looked at me, then my wife, who'd turned 59 shades of red in the span of 10 seconds. I laughed so hard I ached.