This morning, while trying to keep the youngest cheered up enough to leave us, I decided the best way was to give some responsibility in order to make up for abandoning Mom and Dad. Below is almost the exact conversation:
Youngest: I love you Dad. I'm going to miss you.
Me: I love you too and I'm going to miss you very much. Can you do me a favor though? Can you watch out for your sisters? You know, make sure they don't get in trouble and are good and all that? Remind them we love and miss them too?
Youngest: Yep, I can do that Dad.
Middle: Watch us? Watch us? You realize Dad that he is the "little brother". We should be watching out for him, not the other way around. Do you even know what you're saying Dad?
Umm, I thought I did, but since you put it that way...