Great response. I started replying to Monica yesterday and got way too far into some sanctimonious bs that sounded like me trying to sound like I had a clue what I was talking about — which is exactly what it was — and I bagged it.

Because I’m not the step mom and my 14 year old hates me on a regular basis. And hates her dad. And her step mom. And I really think most of it is just FOURTEEN.


It is one of those things about biology that I don’t understand. Why would the body change and the hormones flood when the brain isn’t yet equipped to deal with either? It seems cruel.

And don’t get me started on the mysteries of teeth.

I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up, but I know I want it to be spelled right and punctuated correctly. I guess that’s something.