Picked Mom up at the airport tonight! Gabriel was very excited to come with me, so I couldn't turn that down.
And what a rare chance to chat with him alone for 40 minutes and have a nice mother-son talk, like about how to do decimal-binary conversions and how shifting left is multiplication by 2, the usual stuff.
My mom will hang with the boys tomorrow -- I'm counting on the "grandmother effect" to kick in! That is, that they won't be horrible or defiant to her. But worst case, she can call me at work and say "come home!!!" I'm fine with that.