Saturday, March 19, 2011

I Hear Merlot Is Making A Comeback

As many people know, my parents are going through a divorce.

Just as my life has begun to resemble something organized and grounded, my parents lives seem just the opposite. And parents, in all things, ought to be constantly fixed guideposts in the center of the universe—always right, always there, always annoyingly telling me to put more money in a savings account and buy fewer dresses and drinks.

With what is often a two hour commute every morning, I have plenty of time to listen and advise. I'm not taking sides because I am both sides.

For as long as I can remember I've been waiting for my mother to treat me like an adult... and now I frequently feel like I'm the only adult.

So we move in the only direction we can... and become increasingly adept at opening bottles of wine.