The names have been changed to protect the innocent. Except Anna’s. For, she is not innocent.
So, Anna brings home a headband from school that is clearly not hers.
Me: “Anna, where did you get this?”
Anna: “I found it on the ground at school.”
Me: And who does it belong to?
Anna: “Hmm. It might belong to Lucy.”
I think you all know what conversation followed. The whole taking things that don’t belong to you, etc, etc. And, I explained to her how she would need to return said headband to Lucy with a heartfelt “I’m sorry.”
Anna: “Well, at least I didn’t take Susie’s new sparkly shoes she got from a garage sale.”
Lord Jesus, help me.