Here’s the scene: Grandma and Grandpa have come to visit. We’re sitting around the dinner table.
“Was my Mom a good teenager or a bad teenager?” Ainsley asked with a bit of a mischievous look in her eye.
Pause. Forks in the air.
My parents and I laugh.
“I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that it will incriminate . . . ————> HER!” my dad said, pointing at me.
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“Come on tell me,” Ainsley implored.
“Is she a good Mom?” my Mom asked.
“What?” Ainsley asked.
“Is she a good Mom?”
“Then that’s what matters,” my mom said chuckling.
“I bet she was a bad teenager,” Ainsley quipped.
“Let’s just say, if payback is a real thing then LOOK OUT!” my dad warned Ainsley.
God, if you’re out there surfing the Internet, please, please please give Ainsley an easier, smoother and more loving adolescent experience than my poor family suffered through.
Tracee Sioux is a Law of Attraction Coach at www.traceesioux.com. She is the author of Love Distortion: Belle, Battered Codependent and Other Love Stories. Contact her at email@example.com.