Text message thread between me and my daughter Emily.

  • Me: We start three days of juries tomorrow. Fun times! It’s better than grading papers… mayyyybe. Although, I can grade papers in my pajamas, so there’s that.
  • Emily: Truuuue. And you can eat and take breaks whenever you want.
  • Me: Yes. Potty breaks on one’s own terms become increasingly more important with age.
  • Emily: I mean, I’m 24 and that’s already important to me.