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How much is that guilt-trip in the window? (With photos)

Wordsworth: Hey Mama, what are you putting into that bag?

Me: A swimsuit and a change of clothes. Daughter and I are going to see some friends at their family’s lake house.

Wordsworth: I don’t think I know what a lake is but I can’t wait to find out!

Me: Sorry buddy, but we can’t bring you with us. Maybe another time.

Wordsworth: Oh. I see how it is. So I’m just gonna go ahead and stare at you pathetically through the window as you back out of the driveway. We’ll see how much you’ll enjoy your trip to the lake WITHOUT ME.

Son: Sheesh, it’s like something out of a horror story. “The house has been abandoned for years, but on fine summer days, people still see the ghost of a yellow lab staring sadly out the window at them.”

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HO HO- no. (with photo)

Me: Guess what, Lord Dormir?

Lord Dormir: You invented an automatic cat-petting machine?

Me: Uhh… no. But I did buy you a new jacket to replace the old fleece one which is all worn out.

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