dear dad and sandie,
good news. the water heater is NOT broken like we thought. phew. max just turned the dial down to pilot lighting. she told sean it was brennan on the way to school. brennan denied it. then she told me later it was brennan, and wasn't he so naughty for doing it? then after asking brennan one more time, and him denying it so fervently that i believed him, she finally fessed up. at which point i told her about the boy that cried wolf. i don't think she got it at all. especially because she kept telling me that she likes being the wolf a lot because wolves are so cute and cuddly. welp, i'm sure you are laughing and smiling right now thinking about how great the circle of life is because i'm getting back what i put out as a child. i'm not giving up hope here, but man, i can't help but laugh about how funny it must be for you to watch me be a mother and go through the same things you went through with me. signing off now to go save the world one lying child at a time!
all my love,