A behavior report,dated July 6: “When they’re behaving, they’re like angels.” Elsewhere, our behavior is described as “embarrassing.” Yikes.
And by July 8, our behavior has been upgraded to “impossible.” If my older sister set a bad example, I would mimic her. We were in trouble! But then our mom tried a new tactic: “I bought the girls a bunch of stuff to play with yesterday and am taking them places each day so they won’t become bored or obnoxious.” Score!
My teeth! My molars merit a mention in the letter of July 11. Plans had to be canceled on my account.July 15: I’m a water bug! We went swimming at a friend’s house. “Nobody could get over the way Risa took to the water — just like a duck. She has a pose that would slay you –she leans back, and it’s as if she were languishing on some gorgeous beach.” I can still do that, too.
On July, we received a package from my dad. In my mother’s letter she writes: “Included you will find a thank you note, written by your daughter herself! And Risa signed her name too.”
But there is a downside to an exciting day. “Risa was so pooped, she fell asleep at 5:00 while we were on our way home…I decided to deposit her in bed, and then just wait for further developments. You can well imagine what has transpired. She awakened at 8:00 full of vim and vigor, completely refreshed! Oh woe is me!