After work tonight, I pull into the driveway to pick up Daughter-Only, who wants to go to the store for an emergency beverage stock-up. We are bereft of beverages here, unless you count water from the tap or fruit juice from the fridge, which Daughter-Only most certainly does not.
In any case, my job is only 5 minutes from my home, not enough time for my van's antique heating system to begin blowing anything approaching hot air and the temperature has dropped significantly since I went into work so I am dressed inadequately and shivering uncontrollably when Daughter-Only joins me in the van, also dressed inadequately and already beginning to shiver uncontrollably as well.
She immediately turns the blower up as high it will go. I say, "It's only going to blow cold air harder if you do that."
She says, "If I turn it up, it will get hotter faster."
"Uh, I don't think it really works that way."
She loudly mock-whines, "YES! IT DOES!"
I say, "Daughter-Only, saying something louder does not make it any more true."
I think there are lots of people in this world who could really stand to learn that lesson, but we'll talk about teenage girls and conservative talk radio hosts another time.
*Based on Daughter-Only's logic, that should read: A MOTHER'S WISDOM IS A PRECIOUS THING
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