Most mornings are a battle on my house. I wont go into details, but Daughter did something really weird this morning. We were arguing (as usual), and even though I was speaking in a calm, yet firm voice, she kept saying over and over, Mom! Stop yelling at me! Frankly, she was the one yelling. Whenever she and I get into it, she begins her you dont know what my life is like mantra. Basically, its everything-is-horrible-in-my-life song and dance. One minute everything is great, and then, the big switch. Especially, when Im getting after her for something. However, this morning she pulled a new stunt. I guess to deliver the coupe de gras to really devastate me she said, Well, YOU dont know my deep dark secret! And, if you did, you would cry! Daughter is always going on about how something is going to happen to her and Im going to cry. Probably because I am rather stoic when it comes to her. Ive had to be. Otherwise, I wouldnt be able to help her I would be falling apart all the time. So, I ask calmly Are you pregnant? No, Im not pregnant she responds. Good, I say. I continue with, Well, Im looking at you, so I KNOW youre not dead Those are the two things I would definitely cry over. So, we all head out to the car and we head off. Daughter hooked up to her IPOD. I get the courage and ask, So what is your deep dark secret? (Daughter is not good at secrets). Daughter responds, Nothing. Me, Huh, why did you say that then? Her: I dunno I ask again. She still says she doesnt know. Then, she gets out of the car, says goodbye, and heads off to class.