Sunday 5:45 p.m. Conversation with Claire (18) & Aaron (17), who are in the kitchen making donuts:
“Claire at the stove to mom in the office: “MOM, we need you RIGHT NOW!”
Mom: “Just a sec.”
Claire: “NO, right now– we Need you!”
I went to the kitchen where they’d just taken a pan of hot smoking oil off the burner.
Claire: “Can oil burn?”
Mom: “No, it just gets hotter and hotter.”
Claire: “I think it’s burnt. I’m throwing it away.”
Mom: “No, it’s fine, just let it cool down a bit.”
Claire: “It will ruin our donuts.”
Mom: “It’s fine, just turn down the flame a bit. Put a donut hole in and see how it cooks.”
I went to cut a donut hole out. Claire didn’t let me near the rolled out dough on the counter.
Claire: “Mom, go away now. We are at an age where we know how to do everything. We don’t want you hovering over us anymore. Go away now.”
[I am not exaggerating.]
Mom: “You’re the ones who ordered me to come.”
Aaron: “Mom, go away, we don’t want you here any more.”
Mom: “I’m just trying to help.”
Aaron: “We don’t need you anymore. Go back to your office.”
Claire: “Yeah, Mom, go away now.”
HOW COULD I FORGET–THEY KNOW EVERYTHING!