We arrived a few minutes early today when picking up David from his Biology course, so I got out of the car to talk to some of the other mothers. Susie threw a fit because I left her in the car with her siblings. I ignored her. By the time David came out, she had unbuckled herself and was indulging in her own particular variety of histrionics.
"We've had a rough day," I told David, by way of explanation, as I tried to settle her down.
"You know," he said, politely, "I sort of sensed that."
Master of understatement, David is...