Stuck in a rut.
Lena: I have to go potty EVERY DAY.
Me: Yup, that’s what bodies do.
Lena: That’s BORING.
Lena (in a crowded restaurant): I farted for a REALLY LONG TIME today!
Me (trying/failing to act nonchalant): Oh really? At school?
Lena: No! Today! Just now! Did you hear it?
Lena: Huh. Must have been soft.
I told Lena this morning that Dr. Denis Mukwege, who was here for the weekend, saves the lives of women and girls in Congo when they’ve been hurt so badly that no one else can help them. I told her he’d helped 40,000 women.
She looked at me wide-eyed and whispered, “He’s a superhero.”
Lena for real just told me my hair was “a party in the back.” Thank god at least she didn’t mention anything about it being business in the front.