Thomas: ::aghast:: "Muh-thar!! However can you say that?!? It takes years and years and years to get back from there!! We'll be all starveded before you get back!!!"
Me: "Don't be silly Thomas. I've already put food in your bowls."
Thomas: ::indignant:: "Yeah, but... but... but... Mister Kitten will just eated it all and then we'll all be starveded to death before you get home!!"
Me: "I don't think so dear, but I love you too."
Thomas: ::at Star:: "It didn't work, quick! You think of something!"
Star: "Mom? Are you sure you're going to be okay to drive?"
Me: "Yes, I'll be okay. I'll see you when I get home."
Star: ::dubiously:: "Hmmm. Okay, I'll let you go this time, but don't stop anywhere on the way back. Come straight home, you hear?"
Me: "Yes, Star. I love you too."