Mom- You were and are a wonderful parent. The following letter is not trying to insinuate otherwise.
Do you remember when I was growing up? You know, back when you DIDN'T have an entire drawer in your kitchen devoted entirely to little candy bars?
Do you recall those days when letting a speed demon eleven year drive your car was NOT considered acceptable.
Do you remember back when you DIDN'T think ice cream was a suitable breakfast food?
I am just wondering. I am also wondering if you can think of any reason my daughter is sick so often this year. She seems fine physically, but she does often claim she needs to stay home from school. Do you think it is a subtle, but chronic illness? OR - Do you think it could be the fact that you took her SHOPPING while she was staying with you during her illness? Hmmmmmm? Hooky-itis?
Do you happen to remember the rule when we were growing up that if you stayed home sick you couldn't leave the house all day. Not even if you DID make an amazing recovery in time for gymnastics practice?
And you sure couldn't be taken to lunch. You had to eat soup and crackers.
Who are you and what have you done with my mom?
P.S. Sincerely thank you for watching Saige while she had a stomach virus, so that I didn't have to miss work. You are the best.
P.S *2 - I am even more sorry that you now have the stomach virus.