Hmm. What else? Patrick loves his Dad more than he loves me. Understandable. Larry’s very lovable. Still, I question whether it’s necessary to weep like your father’s being deployed to Iraq every time he goes to the bathroom. Yes, there are serious things happening behind that door, Patrick. But they’re not that serious.
Oh! Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week at school! Each family has been asked to donate “$15 per child or more.” I love that “Or more.” As if I didn’t know I had the option to give freely. Wait. You mean I can give more? Thank you! Thank you! I got a group email yesterday saying that only five parents from Gus’s class had “donated” so far, and it listed their names for all to see. Subtext: “Today, friendly E-mail reminder. Tomorrow, your name in goat blood.”