“Mommy,” says Klara decisively, “do not freak out. Got it? Keep your emotions inside your body and don’t freak out, ok? There’s something I got to show you but you have to stay calm.”
I didn’t teach her any of this, obviously. I’m actually the most cool-headed and composed person in existence around her.
What she had to show me, by the way, is that she got some Christmas ornaments out of storage and decorated her room.