Amanda: Ooh, look at that cute bedspread!! I need that for my bed.
This declaration coming from an 11 year old who is already on her THIRD bedspread.
Me: You do NOT need a new bedspread. Your father and I have had the same bedspread for almost 18 years. (Possibly because we keep spending money on new bedspreads for YOU.)
Amanda: Yeah, but YOU don't have friends over and hang out with them in your room.
Me: That may be true, but ...
Amanda: Face it, Mom. Your life is over.
Me: Wow, Amanda, thank you so much for those life affirming words.
Oh, and enjoy making your own bedspreads from now on.