It was the closest I've ever been to murdering someone. (The extreme couponer, of course.)
Anyway, when we got home, I was kind of thrilled to see Marinka's new book Wanted: Cat in our mailbox. I firmly believe in rewarding the well behaved in front of the poorly behaved who are moping in time out.
I handed Plus One the book and he smirked suspiciously.
Me: This is for you!
Him: Why? [Already, he's learned not to trust gifts from his mother]
Me: A friend of mine sent it to you.
Him: [Relieved.] A friend of yours? [Shocked.] Sent this book to me? THAT'S SO NICE OF HER!
Me: Yeah, yeah, just sit down a read it.
So he shuffled over to the couch, still in his pajamas, and plopped down with the book on his lap. Here is his unsolicited, unadulterated review:
"Lots of rainbow cats! A cat on top of a building? That's weird. They ALWAYS want a CAT. A ROBOT cat? Huh. These people do EVERYTHING with cats. Cats are always the best. Everyone thinks this cat is great. He meows! He's drinking juice. They're happy for him! He's tired. He wants to watch TV!"
His brother is freed from time out and scurries over to ogle the new book. "TeeTee?! But kitties don't watch TeeTee!"
"Well, the one I saw did."
And then the book quickly became a weapon as the two of them fought over it. If that's not a ringing endorsement, I'm not sure what is.
You can buy the book Wanted: Cat on Amazon.