In fact, he has already landed in WA and is on his way home right now. In his very own car. (he doesn't get to drive in the Philippines)
He met a guy in an airport somewhere in Asia who lives in the same town as us (go figure) so is giving him a lift -- which means he has someone to talk to and help him stay awake.
Mr 8 is happy and sad today. He's going on a school camp this morning, and won't see his dad till Wednesday afternoon.
The Princess thinks she might need a photo of Mr 8 to remind her of him until he gets back.
Mr 17 is still asleep and oblivious to the chaos. Half his luck.
And I must away, to pack lunches and braid hair and find lost school items.