Below is a piece of wise advise from mom Bernadette to Bee, her 13-year-old daughter and to Bee's friend. Note: It's not one of the many moments of hilarity, but I felt it was astute and deserves passing on.
“That's right,' she told the girls. 'You are bored. And I'm going to let you in on a little secret about life. You think it's boring now? Well, it only gets more boring. The sooner you learn it's on you to make life interesting, the better off you'll be.”
Not bad, right? I'm just waiting for the next time my girl complains, "Mom, I'm booooooored!" to whip out this little gem. Some books become good friends, and I'll be sad to say goodbye to this new friend.