Ashley does that dance that a lot of women try to do. Balance the social life, being a mom, a wife and the small professional life she has maintained throughout these years. Still being a mom to two curious, smart, trouble making girls and another who seems to be just as troublesome, can put a lot of burden on her. Especially teaching them social etiquette:
We were at a small restaurant we frequent often for a quiet lunch.
Katie: I need to go pee!
Ashley: Shh... Ladies don't say it like that.
Katie thinks about it for a few seconds.
Katie: I need to go... Tinkle.
Ashley: Close enough.
She escorts Katie to the bathroom.
Ami: So what do we say?
Me: That you need to go to the bathroom or something...
Ami: But I don't want to take a bath.
I splutter my drink.
And as a wife:
Me: It's not the same...
Ashley: It's not good?
Me: I didn't say that.
Ashley: Why don't you tell me what's different?
Me: If I knew I'd tell you. Like the last 100 times.
Ashley: TELL ME!
My mom won't tell her the way she makes white rice and it's driving Ashley crazy.