Jay: Mom, you’re never gonna believe this, but today at recess, a bunch of girls on the playground called me over. They were standing in a group with their arms crossed and their hands on their hips. I was sorta scared to walk over because they all looked really mad. I think one girl was even chewing gum.
Me: No, way! What did they say?
Jay: They were all like…
“You know what? We came to your house at Christmas time to sing carols and guess what? You. Weren’t. There.”
“Oh. I wasn’t?”
“Nope. And we think that was really rude. Where were you?”
“Umm, I guess I wasn’t home.”
“Well, just so you know, we’re coming back next year and guess what else?
“You. Better. Be. There.”
“Oh, and one more thing, Jay. When we sing…you better smile. Got it?”
“Umm, ok. Yeah.”
“Good. Now, go!”
Jay: And Mom, I swear, when I walked away, one of them threw a piece of mulch at my head.