Sooner or later this story will come up.
Not when she is trying to humiliate me, or when she is meeting a new person in my life, no.
Just, sooner or later, my mother will need to tell this story.
She doesnt need a reason.
We will be eating breakfast with the baby, or skyping and talking about the weather, or on the phone bitching about our jobs, and all of a sudden she will get really quiet and thoughtful. And then…
Hey. Hey Jac. Remember when you stuffed that piece of Kraft Cheese up your nose? Remember that?
No. I was 2.
YEAH BUT IT WAS A WHOLE PIECE! Why would you DO that.
I dunno, Mom.
Yeah but what COMPELLED you to stick a whole. piece. of cheese.
Up your nose.
It could have been a lot worse.
Ah! I feel so much better now! Light, you know?