A real conversation I had today.

Mutter: Your Tante S called me today. She’s upset because die Kinder never call them. She’s not even sending birthday cards this year.

Gretchen: Well, one is divorced and the other left their church. Kind of drives a wedge into things.

Mutter: We always felt they judged us a bit because we didn’t raise unsere Tochter in a more religious home. Tante S told me once that your Vater should have had more of a say in who you dated and married.

Gretchen: Mmmmm

Mutter: Maybe we should have voiced more of an opinion about your choices.

Gretchen: Nah, that’s OK. we managed to fuck all that up just fine on our own....