On Monday through Thursday, each afternoon I pack a big, LLBean canvas bag with my lunch, books I might read, homeschool stuff, meteorology stuff and whatever else I might need for that day. When it is time for me to leave for work one of the Georgia boys carries out the bag, which usually weighs a ton, to the van. I follow behind and most often, the other Georgia boy follows behind me. After putting the bag in the van one of them scoops up Ears, our outdoor adorably playful cat.
Both Georgia boys come to attention on the porch steps or sidewalk...aaand...salute.
One of them says, "Aaand...salute." Then, the Georgia Boys salute me.
Of course I salute them back.
Not sure why they began this quirky little goodbye but it has become the standing operating procedure for my departure to work.