Blitzen’s friend said to her as we were standing in line at Cold Stone Creamery. Blitzen, ever competitive, said, “My mom works more.” I listened, wondered where this was going. Blitzen’s friend, “Really? My mom has to work weekends. Does your mom work on the weekend?” Blitzen considered this and said, “Yes, she does and sometimes she has to take really long business trips and she has to help the President (of a University – not THE president). ” Then she looked up and said, “Don’t you, Carrie?”
These moments never fail to surprise me — after almost 3 years, you would think that I would remember that in certain situations, I am ‘mom’.