Holding a Grudge
We kept Shane home from school today thinking that it would nice for Shane and Mon to spend some quality time together. Mon had noticed that "Clifford's Big Red Movie" was coming out today, and thought a matinee would be a special mom-and-son thing to do since she had been away as long as she had. When Mon pitched it to Shane, he flat out refused, citing his being mad at her for going to Las Vegas without him. I felt really bad for both of them. And couldn't fix it.
While Mon was away, she would call and talk to both kids, and I would show them on the map or globe where Mommy was and remind them that she was thinking about them, but its just not the same. Later in the day, he mentioned that the next time Monica goes to Las Vegas, she should take him with her. We'll see.