I am sitting in the white chair, writing and listening to Rile Kiley sing "A Better Son/Daughter."
The Kid rushes into the room.
The Kid: Mom! Mom!
Me: (Pulling off my earphone, patiently. Being a mother who is a writer means constant interruptions. Especially when you have two cats and a dog as well as a Kid.)
The Kid: What do you get when you cross a potato with a penis?
Me: (smiling a little): What?
The Kid: A DICTATOR!
(The Kid laughs hysterically and rushes back to her room.)
4 hours ago