I got The Look from my daughter again.
You know the one? That kind of appalled, kind of disdainful, kind of disbelieving that I could say such a thing sort of look?
It always cracks me up. Isn’t embarassing or freaking our kids out occasionally one of the simple pleasures of parenthood?
This time, she was watching a biography of Kurt Cobain on TV (she’s a big Nirvana fan). I was sitting nearby knitting. Cobain was asked in an interview “Can money buy happiness?” He considered it and replied “No, of course not.” I remarked “But it can buy yarn, and that’s almost the same thing.”
Kid’s head swiveled around to me, mouth open and The Look in her eyes. I grinned at her.
Yes, darling, mom is crazy and perfectly happy about it. Deal with it.