But it went badly.
HannahC: "Dah, this is something that Momma is going to talk to you about. But, well..."At this point, HannahC burst into tears. That, dear readers, is Something Not to Do.
Me, CherkyB: "Yeah?"
HannahC: "You see, Miss Mickey has this tarantula that she doesn't want anymore, and..."
Me, CherkyB: "No!"
Me, CherkyB: "Oh, Jesus Christ."
Update: It has come to my attention that it is not clear to some of my readers what the "something not to do" was in this episode. It was actually a two-fer. First, as a parent, even if you are not particularly religious, you are not supposed to blaspheme in front of your childrens. Second, you're also supposed to be more gentle and not cause your childrens to burst into tears.
Though I suspect that females use the tears thing as a technique for manipulation more than as an expression of emotion.
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