"Do you all know that I love you?" I asked the rhetorical question of my four sons, each busily engaged in his own Sunday afternoon business.
"Yes, Mom! You tell us all the time," came the retort from my twelve-year old who didn't even bother to turn away from his video game screen.
Then he paused and added, "But ... it's comforting to hear."
Ah, my heart. Sometimes they do listen.