I was never so happy as when she finished the sentence and said she couldn’t afford it
My daughter is one of these people who are their own person. It doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks. If she is happy with who she is, everyone needs to accept it because that is who she is. Sometimes, she takes it a bit too far, but she is an adult now, and it isn’t up to me to say anything. Last week, she went to town and came home with tiny stainless double loop rebar ties in her upper lip. I remembered how I always told her I thought any kind of lip piercings looked dirty. She told me it was better than a walrus tusk, which I was sure it would be if I knew what a walrus tusk really was. I just didn’t expect her to have something like a stainless double loop rebar tie in her face. I told her it looked like something her father used, and she said exactly and walked away. I knew she was being rude, but maybe I was by not liking her new look. She reminded me she was an adult and I had no say in what she did to her body. She thought it looked cool to have double loop rebar ties in her lip and she said she would get more off the wall things if she could afford it. I was never so happy as when she finished the sentence and said she couldn’t afford it. The next piercing she gets could be an anvil in her chin or something equally obnoxious in her cheek. I keep my mouth shut and smile, hoping she never knows how much I detest her piercings.