The Lie: Yes, it was difficult for your mother to give up sushi when she was pregnant with you.
The Truth: It wasn’t, because she didn’t. Olivia recently learned that pregnant women aren’t supposed to eat sushi, and she wondered how her mom had possibly curbed her five-rolls-a-week habit for nine whole months. I’m not about to be the one to tell my daughter that her mother very willingly endangered both her and Troy’s developmental well-being. If Michelle wants to cross that bridge one day, that’s her prerogative – although I think we ought to wait until Troy’s first round of standardized test results come through, just to be certain.
In fairness to Michelle, she had fully intended to stop eating sushi, and I made the mistake of agreeing to abstain along with her. One too many nights of me slinking into the apartment reeking of cheap wasabi pushed her over the brink.