Scarlett, this is why you cannot have a sleepover tonight at your friend's house, even though this has made you very, very very mad at your mother.
You are in your room, pouting. Your mother, the Matron, is venting.
You will arrive home from the theatre around 10 pm. The Matron is not bringing you to your friend's house in the middle of the night. Clever idea, yes, to suggest the friend's mother pick you up at the theatre and brings you there, to save your mother the trip. But you have two shows tomorrows and one on Sunday.
You arrived home around 10 pm last night and adreline fueld you until midnight. Your mother thinks you need some sleep. Remember, this is the friend who likes to stay up all night. Not a good idea.
If looks could kill, though, the Matron would be history by this point.
She knows that you would rather not return to school after the matinees or the television promotions. But return, you do. And yes, the answer regarding the cell phone remains the same: No.
Life and art, those mirrors. Your mother knows that you feel like this, even if your frustration is all in the Evil Eye you are aiming at the mother ship.
If 'everyone else' has a cell phone, then you have plenty available to borrow, should an actual emergency arise.
Because even though you are downright adorable and 100% responsible, sometimes? For several things? The answers are still no.
All photos by Ann Marsden