This frees up one brain lobe for the parents.
So they decided to take the boys to Black Dog Cafe (because they had a coupon).
Merrick: "MOM! The food at Jack's house is AMAZING. I would rathew eat thewe than anywhewe in the wowld. It is WEALLY GOOD FOOD."
It was great! Everyone pretended the pulled pork in their sandwiches had long happy pre-processed lives.
Merrick: "How was the westwant Mama?" (isn't that thoughtful?)
Merrick: "I told you they have AMAZING food!"
Matron: "What did you have?"
Merrick: "Fwozen pizza!"