OK, when do we get to leave this room, Mom? I mean, we've been in here 2 weeks and even though it's a nice room, we want to see the rest of the house. What's out in that hallway I see every time you come in and out of our room?
Do you remember your sister's dog, Reyna, the one you don't like?
You mean the one George calls "the grey menace"?
Yes. She's out in that hallway. Do you still want to go out there?
(sigh) I guess I'll just stay in here.