Lyman's boys came in from Baton Rouge at about 10 last night, after we put Lucy to bed.
They come with appetites and things to tell, showers to take, people to call and round up, laundry to do, people to introduce - a little circus of homecoming.
Several times before they departed for a night on the town - which can be a lot of fun in Natchez, especially when topped with watching the sun rise over the Mississippi with a Bloody Mary Under-the-Hill, or so I've been told - Lucy shrieked at them to hush up and go to sleep.
The kids came in very late (as in I heard voices at daylight) and are snoozing in their beds.
It's everything I can do to keep Lucy from getting back at them.