Oh there was that laugh he liked! Obviously he would just have to be funny all the time! "You should probably separate them before they get some really drastic ideas." Just a thought. Hide the sad music from them or something.
"Not too bad. Just busy. I would have called you sooner, but yesterday got out of hand. Family stuff, you know?" it wasn't anything special, but between chores and shopping trips, it had been a really long day. Someone needed new shoes, groceries had to be bought, bathrooms needed to be cleaned. Fun times. "And you?"