This is more about my quirkiness as a child.

My dear mother sent us a package for DD's birthday, which I truly appreciate but included in it was a book that is appropriate for 1/2 year olds. My DD is turning 4. She read it in less than a minute and sort of looked puzzled but it was not a big deal.

This however reminded me that my mother gave me a book on Monet for my 6th birthday. I was horrified that 1) I was stuck with this book and 2) I had a mother who couldn't tell Monet and Manet apart.

I feel for my mother. I don't think I was an easy child for her to raise, just as I have no idea what I'm doing with DD.