Adult responsibilities.

“Kids are a lot of work,” they said.

“Pets are a big responsibility,” they said.

Well guess what. We just returned from a week long trip out of state and both my children and my dog are still alive.

My petunias, however? Some did not fair so well.

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And yet nobody says, “Hey! You better think long and hard about flower boxes. Maybe start with something like a cactus and then try an aloe plant when you’ve proven yourself to be responsible.”

So I’m here to tell you: Don’t do it. A man cannot serve two masters and houseplants are nothing but enslaving.

Have you ever seen Dennis the Menace? It’s hilarious, which we all know makes it a classic, and I give you permission to stop reading and go watch it right now. That scene where Mrs. Mitchell is desperately trying to find a babysitter with “Don’t Hang Up” coming through the speakers? Yeah. That’ll be me from now on, trying to find someone to water my plants when I’m gone.

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You don’t have to listen to me, though, so pleeeease do not feel like you have to take my word for it. I’m sure these will perk right back up.image2

 

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