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5. Leaving a teenage boy at your house to take care of things for a week (check).
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I have made list for everyone, including Brother. His list includes items such as:
~ Miss sister terribly.
~ Flush the toilet.
~ Mow the grass sometime before it qualifies for the "Prairie Restoration" program.
~ Call your mother daily, hourly if necessary.
~ Unless it is for Tupperware, you can't have a party.
~ Do not neglect the care of the Kitty Friend's litter box, or fear retaliation in the form of urination.
Yes, I am thorough.
Yes, he will be annoyed.
These are not new concepts.
Without a list of things to focus on, he might do this:
When he should be doing this:
All things aside, I am grateful that he will be here to keep up with things while we are gone. I really do like him very much, even though he does things like this when I leave my camera out on my desk:
And really, he isn't too far off...I am incredibly:
2 a : bright, lively
So? What is his point?