Just a Minor Task

About two weeks ago, I decided to give up cussing.

It seemed like a perfectly reasonable adult thing to do. Like I used to when I was in college. Purify my words; give them weight. Keep your words in good order.

The next morning the ex texted me to tell me that he failed to pay for Tornado E’s school weekend field trip. By 5 days.

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Then Trump talked about arming teachers. Several times. Before the evening national news came on, I knew it was going to be bad.

Me: Boys, please leave the room.

Tornadoes: Why, Mama?

Me: Our dear president is going to say something stupid, and I need you out of the room before I react.

******* ******* ****

Nearly every day since has been just as bad.

Traffic.

Drivers.

The ex.

The president.

The politicians. Home and abroad.

This task is going to be harder than I thought.

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