Today on our way to school our lane merged with another lane on the freeway. I was well ahead of the car next to me but for whatever reason the man driving didn’t like that I moved in front. I got the bird. He passed us then and gave us a nice stare down, to which I replied with a smile and friendly wave. Sofia asked who that was, and why was I waving hello. I told her he wasn’t nice when I passed them so when people are angry the best thing is to just smile and be nice. She likes to hear stories over and over again so over the course of our 30 minute drive I repeated it a few times. Finally she asked “what did he say when you passed him”. I didn’t want to say he flipped me off as that would take us down another road of explanations. So I said “he said – stupid lady!”. Sofia started laughing. “But mommy, you aren’t a lady!” “Oh yea? Then what am I?” “You’re not a lady, you’re a mommy. Silly mommy”. Silly mommy.