Isn’t it great that Kirsten’s able to tell me about her day like this? Fantastic! Except… it’s simply not true. She writes her note as it SHOULD be, not as it IS. Kirsten SHOULD be picked up first, but isn’t. She SHOULD go to the thrift store on Thursday’s, but it’s cancelled. She SHOULD eat her lunch at the designated hour, but eats it as soon as the van leaves the driveway. And she SHOULD be last dropped off. At least the boys are IN the note now. They were non-existent for months in Kirsten’s eyes!
She’s gotten much more flexible about change in recent years. Has her coping mechanism been revealed? She accepts reality while re-scripting it in her head? I’m thinking she may just be a little bit… brilliant.