My 13 year old son: “Mom, you gave the best testimony today. The best testimony…ever!”
Me: “Is that because I said you were awesome?”
Son: “No! You just made me feel…I don’t know.”
Me: “What? I made you guys cry?”
My oldest son: “I wasn’t crying!”
Me: “You weren’t?”
Oldest son: “I was crying on the inside.”
Youngest son: “I’m serious. You made me feel…all empty inside.”
Me: “Empty?” He said it like it was a good thing.
Son: “You know. That feeling. Where you’re all…hard…inside.”
Like all good parents everywhere, I pretended I knew what he was talking about.