Son and hubby and me can be like two ships passing in the night. There are days he is around and we see him, share a meal or two with him, then there are blocks of time we don't see him. We know he's home because his door is closed, but we don't know what time he came in (always later than we expected) and sometimes (especially Sunday mornings) we are gone before he stirs and heads out the door.
Sometimes we have to communicate with him, leave him a little note "don't forget, you need to get the car smogged, due this week", "here's your car registration, insurance card, whatever". Or "leftovers in the fridge, help yourself".
Our system, it seems like it works too, is to leave a note on the bathroom mirror in his bathroom. Leaving a note with money attached seems to work out the best (money is usually for work he has done around the house :). Notes that involve food are effective too (as evidenced with dirty dishes in the dishwasher the following day).
Of course I do realize the notes are usually one sided. I leave them, he reads them. He takes the money, eats the food, gets the car smogged, whatever. I rarely get a note back. Perhaps because he's not sure where to leave it?
Are we the only ones that communicate in such a way?
(thanks for all your kind words about hubby's/brother's song; he read them all and said thanks too; may you all have a great weekend)