When I mentioned that I needed to take the meat out the freezer on Monday to allow it to defrost in the refrigerator, my 5-year-old suggested that I put it outside the window like she had seen the neighbor do. I said it was safer to use the refrigerator. Then my 19-year-old spoke up. “Other people do things for convenience or because they see everyone else doing it that way, but Ima knows how you’re really supposed to do things.”
His decisiveness surprised me. “How do you know my way is always right?” I asked. He smiled and said he’s lived with me long enough to know.
Even if there’s some truth to his comment, I have mixed feelings about it. I hope he won’t say it to his wife.