Please come home and open your bedroom door. I know you have lots of studying to do and friends to hang out with at school. And I don’t want to be any trouble to you. Our moms are always talking about how important it is for you to focus on your schoolwork and make new friends. But I promise opening your door won’t take long.
I’m sure one of our moms will happily bring you home to open the door for me. While you’re here LOUD Mom will make you dinner — whatever you want, just name it. You can do your laundry for free and I’m sure Little Mom will even make a Dairy Queen run. Doesn’t that sound great?! Then they’ll take you back to your dorm and drop you off right outside your door.
Remember when you lived here – all the afternoons we hung out together in your bedroom? I would lay on your pillow in a patch of sunlight alternating between sleeping and keeping an eye on the neighborhood. Sure, Walter often would impose himself [being your self-declared favorite — no worries, I know better], but he usually hid under the covers so I easily forgot he was there. You would watch TV or listen to music while you text messaged your friends and talked on the phone. Those were some of the best days of my life!
During the week when you went to school, sometimes you would leave the door open so I could nap in peace in your bedroom [until Steve realized your door was open and kicked me out of my spot so he could watch for his boyfriend, Willow]. From your bedroom window I could see to the end of the Earth – or at least the end of the block.
I watched Willow and Bubbles who live across the street. They’d come into our yard where Willow would stalk moms’ birds and Bubbles would attack Willow’s tail and foil his plans of death and destruction. Then LOUD Mom would get home from work and chase Willow and Bubbles out of the yard, mad. Oh how I relished those days.
I miss you and look forward to this summer when we can snuggle on your bed while you Snapchat pictures of me to your friends.
But summer is a long, long ways away, so I hope you will consider coming home to open your door for me now.