Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea. —Henry Fielding

28 January 2013

Texts from Last Night

I sent the following text to my kids last night. Their responses form a fairly accurate portrait of their relationships with me:

Me: At least one night a week I forget to eat dinner and then have two beers. This time it wasn't my fault. I planned to eat, but the kitchen at the bar was closed. #drunk

(Identification:) Jackie: Me too!!!

(Support tinged with derision:) Dayne: HAHAHAHA! Perfect!

(Affection tinged with shame:) Dexter: I love you.

(Judgment:) Jordan: #firstworldproblems Haha

Yep. That's them.