Phone transcript: Henry after his date with Thomas.

Henry: I [incoherent] THOMAS’S WORLD.

Me: Did you have fun?

Henry: YEAH AND I [incoherent] TOO.

[hands phone back to grandmother]

[whispering in background: Tell her how you shook hands with Sir Topham Hatt.]

[shuffling]

Henry: I SHOOK SIR TOP HAT.

Me: Wow! Did you ride on Thomas?

Henry [obviously losing interest]: Hmm.

[hands phone back to grandmother]

[more whispering and shuffling]

Henry: OKAY GOODBYE.

Me [trying to hide the desperation in my voice]: I'll see you soon! I love you so much!

Henry [whispering]: Yeah.

[click]

He's coming back this afternoon. Upon his return, I may eat him.