Mom: So things are. . .good?
Me: Yes, very good. I just saw my friend. Did Dad tell you last week we chatted for five hours?
Mom: Why did you talk so long?
Me: Because we get along well.
Mom: . . .
Me: And I went to that writing club thing on Sunday. It was a lot of fun.
Mom: How many people were there?
Me: About seven or eight.
Mom: That’s it? I thought it would be more like twenty.
Me: Well, it wasn’t. But it was still fun.
Mom: Oh sure.
. . .
Me: And I picked up a small writing gig. It’s just $15 an article, but at least I’ll have some publications.
Mom: Just $15? That’s so little.
Me: Well it’s better than zero!
Leave it to my mother to turn every single thing I said into something negative. *Sigh.*