In order to shore up any possible defenses that I may need this week (Spring Break with lots of uncharted family time), I decided to give myself a rule.
It’s nice to have a rule to which you can refer when you find yourself grasping for some additional support or stability.
Here’s my rule:
I am not going to answer questions about anyone else’s plans or thoughts or past words or feelings. I am going to be responsible for myself.
“Is your mother going to…”
“Did Dad say…”
“Isn’t your brother supposed to…”
Nope. Go to the source. Ask the person directly. Have a conversation. I am not this trip’s Keeper of the Knowledge.