Dear Kid,

Get going!

Why is it always my responsibility?

It’s your job.

I’m more than just my job.

Not this morning, you’re not.

I’m pretty sure this is prosecutable under the law.

I’m pretty sure it’s not. Get to work.

You really aren’t being fair about this.


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What do you think I’m doing?

Putting all the burden on me.

Doesn’t that make you feel important?

Most days. But today I just want a break.

We can’t always get what we want.

That’s my point, exactly! YOU can’t always get what YOU want.

True. But in this case I can. And will.

Doesn’t that make you a Dictator?

With a small “d”. And I pay for you, so I’m OK with it.

You can’t pay for talent like mine.

And yet I did. And do.


I’m just saying we could mix it up a bit.

I don’t want to mix it up. I want you to get to work.

But don’t you think that’s a little boring?

It’s a good kind of boring.


Today’s lesson: It’s generally not productive to have an early morning conversation with a strong cup of coffee.

Love, Mom