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.


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.


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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