Today, Youngest will
spend waste a large amount of his school day taking the ERBs. His school recommends that kids bring reading material in case they finish the test before the allotted time is up. Since he has worked his way through this, he is bringing this.
He said at breakfast that he is pretty sure some of his friends, particularly in science class, will give him some grief for his choice in reading material. We do live on the Westside of LA, after all.
But he has a plan.
"I am just going to say to them," he told me calmly, "For each to thrive, they must co-exist."
If there is an end to motherhood, I think this may be it.