My daughter pulled the old double switch on me last night – she’s spending the night at Carrie’s while Carrie’s mom thinks she’s spending the night here. (Just a sec, I have to get the hook, line and sinker out of my mouth. Ptui! There!) Not only that, she did a no show at work. In fact that’s how she got caught – the manager called this morning wanting to talk to her about it. She wasn’t here (of course) so I called Carrie’s.
Homecoming is (was!) next weekend, but it looks like she won’t be going now. (This isn’t the first time she’s done this, but it is the first time in quite a while.) My wife is out of town and she’s usually more thorough on checking up – having the mom call and confirm they are indeed there. But Carrie is one of her friends I can trust a little more so I didn’t follow through. Turns out Carrie (who was home) had also tried to work the switch but her mom didn’t bite. My daughter, meanwhile, was at Sophie’s, who is not her most trustworthy companion.
Anyway. Just wanted to vent. Congratulations Shirley on your great expectation. You will have some wonderful times before the teenage years. And hopefully afterwards if we/she live that long.
“non sunt multiplicanda entia praeter necessitatem”
– William of Ockham