As I take Eldest Twerp to school in the mornings, I have learned that if I let the car stay quiet for a few minutes, she will open up with whatever is on her mind.
She looked at me this morning and asked, "Mom, when is the last time you wore that outfit?"
Strange enough question, but I answered her and waited.
She thought for awhile and said, "Lindsay wears the same shirt three days a week."
I have no idea who Lindsay is, and I can tell she is waiting for my reaction.
"Oh, is it cute?" I ask.
"Kinda," ET says.
"Well, I know I have some shirts I wanna wear everyday cause they are SO cute. Do you feel like that?"
ET lets it all out,"We were at lunch yesterday and I was sitting by Lindsay and she had the same shirt on...again and Shawn yelled at Lindsay 'Do you wear the same shirt because you are poor?' and everyone heard."
"Wow, what did you do?"
"I said she probably wore it cause she likes it. And then he said Lindsay and I liked each other like lovers. Then everybody in the cafeteria laughed like hyenas."
"Wow, what are you gonna do?"
"Well, I can abandon her and have other friends that cause less of all this. But I know how it feels and I can't do that to her. Plus, she is the only one who picked me in PE class when I was all alone for weeks."
I looked away so she could not see the tears. She inspires me.
I am going now to burn a bag of poop on Shawn's front step because I am not as mature as ET. Would anyone like to join me?