A conversation between Lightning and the Momster
Lightning: Are you calling me a maniac, Mom?
Mom: No, but sometimes your behavior borders a bit on being manic.
Lightning: I don't know what you are talking about.
Mom: Well, here is an example - why are you hiding in the back hall?
Lighting: I am just trying to get away from that scary noise.
Mom: What noise: I don't hear anything.
Lightning: Listen, there it is again - it sounds like someone is tapping on a glass.
Mom: No, silly. That is just a text coming in for me on my phone.
Lightning: Are you sure? Yesterday it sounded like a ding ding.
Mom: That's because I had to change the text tone to accommodate you. And I think I have changed it at least six times trying to find one that suits you.
Lightning: Well, I don't like those sounds. They make
me want to hide.
Mom: Maybe you will feel better if I turn the light on in here for you. Here, let's see if this helps.
Lightning: No, that doesn't help at all. Can't you just stop the texts?
Mom: But then how will I get my messages?
Lightning: Sheesh, you seem to have an answer for everything, but nothing that helps me.
Mom: Would it make you feel better if I gave you a treat?
Lightning: Treat????? Well, if you insist, I can come out for something tasty, but you would please turn off the phone for the rest of the day?
Mom thinks I am quirky. Are any of you bothered by strange noises that seem to sound off at all times of the day (and sometimes the night)?
I think I will just lie here with my sister and try to relax.