The daughter: "Mommy, I'm working on my salutatorian speech."
Me: "That's good."
Around here, it's mostly been studying for finals. And she's fussed about the language placement exam she takes at the high school this weekend.
The daughter, clearing her throat, then intoning: "Good evening, family and friends, and thank you for joining us here tonight at graduation. I have been at [this school] for 10 years and tonight is the happiest night of my life..."
Me, laughing so hard I can not stop.
The daughter: "Mommy!"
Right with you there, my little girl.
Even if that wasn't what you meant.
Go listen to some music: "Good Times Roll" from the album The Cars by The Cars. What was that about bridge burning?