I've been trying some social experiments lately to try and overcome my social anxiety. I watch dad a lot and have been trying to mimic him. Helen was in my parent's kitchen this morning as I went over to get my sodas. I put my hand on her shoulder and said, "It is so good to see you!" I said it with the utmost sincerity. You could see Helen relax and she gave me a big hug.
"What's gotten into you baby?" she asked.
"I'm just glad to call you a friend," I replied.
"You want an extra special supper for Friday, don't you?"
I laughed and then woke mom up to let her know I was there. I told mom how much she meant to me and how all she does for me makes my life so much more livable. Mom mumbled something half asleep and I got my cokes and headed home.