Me: What a wonderful welcome home.
Nell: Yes. We were talking to Tony when suddenly darling Kev appeared.
Me: Dave couldn’t believe his eyes. He was so delighted he squealed with joy.
Nell: Kev had been gone an awfully long time. Days and days.
Me: It was only a few hours, Nell.
Nell: Are you sure?
Me: Yes. He only went to the dentist.
Nell: We thought he had gone away.
Me: Sometimes you get your times really wrong.
Nell: It certainly felt like days and days.
Me: Well, it wasn’t.
Nell: It was like a lifetime.
Me: Don’t exaggerate.
Nell: Such an anxious wait. Even Poppy was concerned.
Me: Did you feel like that when I went to the hairdressers?
Nell: Not really.
Me: Are you sure?
Nell: Yes. I knew where you were.
Nell: You texted me on WoofsApp. A lot, I might add.
Me: I needed your advice.
Nell: It was only a few hours. We could have discussed it when you got back.
Me: I was gone longer than Kev, you know.
Nell: It didn’t feel very long.
Me: You knew Kev was going to see the dentist.
Nell: I did not. One minute he was here and the next he was gone.
Me: That isn’t true.
Nell: We were so worried. We waited and waited by the gate.
Me: I know you did.
Nell: Counting the hours until he came home.
Me: You mean minutes.
Nell: I do not. Thank goodness Tony arrived to brighten our lonely day.
Me: For goodness sake. You are a drama queen sometimes.
Nell: Waiting for someone you love is so painful.
Me: But you love me too.
Nell: Just stop texting us when you’re out and give us a chance to miss you then.
Me: Yes. Sorry.