“What’s with you this morning? You’ve been totally noisy and tail-thumping and head-shaking and making all sorts of racket.”
—Just pure excitement at having you two back from Seattle and a regular routine reestablished.
“And hopes for an early breakfast, no doubt.”
—No, no, no, no, not at all . . . not that I would have objected, mind you.
“You survived our absence without noticeable difficulties.”
—You were gone? I hardly noticed.
“You just admitted you were glad to have us back.”
—Did I? It must have slipped my mind.
“What is with you? You seem awfully distracted.”
—Me? Distracted? Whatever do you mean?
“Forget it: just be glad you don’t have to face the cold today.”
—Is it cold? I hadn’t noticed.