Sunday August 8, 2016
Kendra feels marginally better with a gun in her purse. She’d never tell Malcolm, or he’d be trying to grab for it the first chance he got. In fact, she has to re-write rules that she didn’t know existed.
“Mummy’s bag is off limits. No touching, no grabbing, no looking. Got it?”
“But what about when I need five dollars for gum balls?”
“Nope. I’ll get the money out for you.”
Malcolm scowls but gets it. She knows. Dr. Simpson says that kids always know when a parent has experienced a trauma. “The air changes,” he says, in that hushed, gentle way all the psychiatrists speak.