Mary: Hi Mom.
Me: Oh! I thought you were asleep!
Mary: Not yet. Hey, you know those old green pillowcases you don't use anymore?
Mary: The ones you never use? And I think you were going to throw them away?
Me: No. I use those sage green pillowcases all the time.
Mary: Oh . . . uh . . . well . . . I made them into clothes for my stuffed animals. Do you want to see?
Me: You cut them up?
Mary: Yeah . . .
Me: No. I would like to pretend that never happened, at least until the morning.
Mary: Okay. Goodnight then.
P.S. Today is my one-and-only brother's birthday! Even if I had 12 siblings I'm sure he'd still be my favorite. Happy Birthday, David!