It helps when you can make yourself laugh, part 3:
Our daughter is home from college for the summer, and today was her first day back at the office she worked at during high school.
When she came home, I asked her how the day went. She mentioned some of the projects she'd be working on, ranging from writing to painting a file cabinet.
"You're a jack-ess of all trades!" I said, aiming at gender correctness.
A beat of total silence followed, and we both burst out laughing at what that really sounded like.
"Thanks, Mom!" she said.
You can always count on your mom for encouraging words.