..(after I sent her from the house following her final tirade with a “go outside and play and be scared to come back in because I’m going to be thinking of a punishment the whole time you’re gone” warning) and I said to Brad, “I’m trying to remind myself that I was a brat at that age. And that I turned out OK. (Pause) But part of that was that I met you and you forced me to straighten up. Honest to God, I’m not sure anyone’s going to be willing to take her on.”
Brad raised his eyebrows, sighed and nodded. The man who always has a comment had no comment.