To that point, the Girl is home sick with an ear infection today, so there's been no time to dress up in a beret, striped shirt, and a scarf, and go around acting like a real writer. (Plus, I think that I may be thinking of a how a mime dresses.)
The kids' pediatrician was actually flooded, so we ended up going to the urgent care where I got the strep antibiotic that could have offed me, but luckily did not. The Girl got four prescriptions that we took to the Publix pharmacy, which gave me a chance to buy a print version of the newspaper. I was so excited to get home and look at the article. Sweetly, the Girl asked me if she could read it. Tickled and thrilled, I proudly opened it up to page 8A and the Girl leaned over the paper:
The Girl: Gah, Mom. I can't even read the first sentence. This is so boring. Is it for grown-ups? Does this paper have comics?It was truly the perfect reaction. She's not exactly my audience, so that's okay. On the plus side, USA Today has a crossword puzzle that will make you feel like a freaking genius. Thank you again for all the nice comments you've sent me. I really appreciate it!