So even though his shoes were missing and I was sure he was already at the church I went down to check, because it sounded like Micah when he calls me.
An unanswered, quick little tap on Thomas' closed door, when Micah's room was confirmed empty, and I came back upstairs, slightly perplexed.
I heard it again:
To the open window this time, as comprehension dawned.
It was the cows across the highway.
"Mom! Mom!" indeed.