I'd like to address Ben's mom, if I could. (Ben, please show this to your mom!) See, I was thinking about all the hard work they're putting into their cool contests and everything. I really think Ben needs some extra treats and some big hugs from those sweet "beans" of his. (That's what he calls his biped sisters.) Are you out there, Ben's mom? Here's my sad look ...
Can Ben please have some treats and hugs?
That's usually enough to do the job with my mom. In case yours is a hard sell, Ben ... I'm going to pull out all the stops. This, Ben's mom, is for you:
Short and sweet, but I think that should do the job, Ben. Woo.