I hope everyone is enjoying time away from school and time with your family. And the best thing of all, the turkey. I can tell you right now I am stuffed from all the food I have eaten!
I wanted to ask you a very important question while we both let our food settle.
I had a friend in elementary school (actually, I think it was our parents that were friends), and I used to hate it when she came over to my house because she always tried to steal my toys when she left. Once I figured it out, I’d always check her when she was leaving to make sure she wasn’t taking anything I cared about. Was she a good friend? No. Was I happy to see her when she came over? Not really. But the thing is, I knew how she was. I knew better than to trust her.
Have you ever caught one of your friends in a lie? Someone you trusted to tell you the truth?
You know the story.
You’re sitting in front of the television, minding your own business. Your younger siblings come in the room. Within nanoseconds, they begin doing things specifically designed to grate on your very last nerve. They make clicking noises. They sing off key to the theme song of the television show. Or worse, they try to sit beside you and put sticky fingers in your hair.
You can’t take it.