“But how, how do you know everything, Mom?”
And I answer, as I always do, taking the first sip of my morning coffee,”Because I have an enormous brain.” And through the holes in her skeleton ski mask I can see she’s not buying it this morning. “And because I have lived for a long, long time.”
“Oh. And your mom taught you everything?”
Although, I suspect she’d say she is not responsible for our fashion sense, or lack thereof. When Em came in to the bathroom and said “Can I wear this to school?” she must have seen me hesitate. So, she followed up with “It matches.”
And off to school we went.