Shoe Mother Away

| Related | November 15, 2012

(My mother has a tendency to fuss when she’s anxious. With my sister, her preferred topic is clothing. It is shortly before our grandmother’s funeral.)

Mum: “Why won’t you let me trim your hair?”

Sister: “I just got it cut two days ago.”

Mum: “Are you really going to wear that shirt?”

Sister: “This shirt was a present from [Aunt] at Christmas, you said it was very nice.”

Mum: “At least let me lend you some shoes.”

Sister: “You already did! These are your shoes!

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