I have found a way to bring us together. I make fun of her. Mainly I wait until Caitlin is out of the car... then I can focus all of my attention on torturing Siobain. How do I make fun of her? I become the voice in her head.
Works every time. Makes her laugh. Makes me feel funny. Alleviates any filicidal thoughts. (I had to look that word up... hope i used it correctly.)
Anywho, I lower my voice to a sullen whisper. I slightly slouch my shoulders. All words ushered in monotone...
"I hope mom doesn't know how cold I am right now. Wish I had brought my coat but I'm not gonna let her know that."
"She thinks she's so funny."
"I wish she would drop me a block from school."
"She is sooooo old."
This morning she was "irritated" that I was dropping her off at school so early. I perked up! Oooooh! This could MAKE MY DAY! Will I get to be the "voice in her head?" Please Please Please.
"Do you want me to be the voice in your head?" I ask with excitement
Laughing, "No, that's okay. I'm happy now." she replies.
A little disappointed, yes. To ridicule is to love... but as long as she's laughing with me I'm happy.
I can rate my jokes by the depth of her dimples.