Conversation This Morning

Me to 13-year-old M: “Hey, can you please add a sentence to that thank you note for the [gift  you just received]?”

M: “Oh my gosh, Mom, I was just going to do that!!”

Me: “Okay, great. . .”

M: “I mean, it’s like you don’t trust me to do anything.”

Me: “I just wasn’t sure if you’d noticed the card there. ”

M: “What, right here? Right next to my backpack? Directly in front of me?”

Me: “Okay, thanks for doing that, then. You’re awesome,” I sing it out, all false cheer.

I walk away and into the kitchen. Minutes later, M calls out goodbye. She has left for school. The card remains unsigned.



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