What was playing on the screen at the time, I could not remember. It was only the distinct sadness I felt that blurred my vision. I turned away from the TV and saw my mom with two silent streams of tears down her face. She wiped them away just as my dad switched the channel.
“Well, I just told them to both shut up and eat. Okay, I didn’t say those words exactly, but I did ask them to keep calm for our dinner’s sake. Sigh, I wish they could learn to fight more effectively.”
“I thought I had to be strong for you. I thought I had to show only the positives so you can rely on me. I thought that’s what men are supposed to do. *confused*”