You have been abandoned.  The sock, The Boy, and I have run off to the beach and left you.  I’m sure once you see the beach you’ll understand my decision.

The sock will be back to report on his feelings about this experience soon.  In the meantime, I’m going to go see which rocks are best suited for clambering over.  It’s an important question.  I intend to dedicate substantial time to determining the answer.  Don’t wait up.  Also, send a sunhat.