In the car with Julianna (she’s 9)…
J: What is he saying?
Me: Billy Joel? “Only the good die young.”
J: Why is he saying that?
Me (uh oh): Well, Sweety, Sometimes Good people die before bad people. You see…
Billy: “Catholic girls start much too late.”
Me: Tell me about it.
J: Huh, what?… But you are a Good person and you’re not dead yet.
Me: Well, maybe I am not as good as you think, I suppose.
J: But. You are not Terrible. And, you are also not Great.
Me: Ego calibration in tact.
J: But… You are Stupid.
Me: Thanks you for that.
J: And also, Fat.