Beaumont: So. The little guy’s replaced me again.
Me: Beau. He hasn’t replaced you. We’re just away visiting for his birthday.
Beaumont: And you didn’t think to take me?
Me: Now that you mention it. No we didn’t.
Beaumont: I rest my case. The little guy’s replaced me again.
Me: (Sigh.) There’s no changing your mind is there?
Beaumont: You wouldn’t have to change my mind if you didn’t run off to his birthday party and leave me alone.
Me: We didn’t leave you alone. You’re with Jane and Al.
Beaumont: Yup. They love me.
Me: We love you too!
Beaumont: Prove it. Stop going off on adventures without me.
Me: I can’t promise you that.
Beaumont: And I can’t promise to come home from Al & Jane’s. They’re really nice to me.
Me: You have to come home. We miss you.
Beaumont: As I said. Prove it.
Sigh. I can’t win. it was our grandson’s first birthday. We went to visit. According to Beau, that’s not a good enough reason to leave him.
When I text Jane to ask how he was doing, she responded for him, “I’m being good. I don’t know any other way to be.”
Right. Sure. I believe it.