"Mom, I want to impress Lilly by being spoiled. . . .just for 1 day. Please, please, please. Spoil me for just one day?" What on earth is she talking about? Does she seriously understand the concept of 'spoiling' or 'impressing'? Who put these ideas into her head."Why will this impress Lilly?" I ask. "Cause it looks cute."Cute to be spoiled??? I'm baffled. "What do you mean it looks cute?"It's cool, it's fun, it's awesome." Hmm. This sounds like a script."What are you talking about?""I want to impress Lilly by getting a book that has a CD--a toy CD and CD player.""Does Lilly have one of those?""No. Please . . . I'm serious. I want to impress Lilly. Say yes or no! Please.Well, that's easy. "No.""But you get what you want!""Actually, I only get what I want some of the time. Like right now, I'm tired, and I'd like to go to bed, but I can't really do that."Eden walks in carrying my George Washington doll and hands it to me: "Mom, sleep with it. He can be your comfort doll."Who are these people!
(NOTE TO SELF: next FHE discuss the futility of trying to impress.)