Me, answering a question distractedly: That’s just, um—
Rilla, shocked: That’s just dumb?
Me: No, just ‘UM.’ I was thinking and trailed off.
Rilla: That makes more sense. If you had really said ‘that’s just dumb,’ I would have thought you had a bad sickness.
Mother’s Little Helper?
The Down Side of Invulnerability
I Have Told This Story Before
Beanie, Aged 6, Already Grappling with the Challenges of Aging Parents
day 31: sandwiches and leftovers