– A conversation between me and Jonathan hours before leaving C.J. with a sitter for the first time.
Me: I feel weird having a pizza delivery person go to the house with just the sitter there. What if he’s a psycho?
Jonathan: Dial it back, cuckoo.
Me: I don’t think that’s that crazy. Cute girl, all alone, babysitting, ordering pizza. That is a perfect recipe for a scary movie.
Jonathan: Erika — would you not order pizza if you were by yourself?
Me: Yeah, I would.
Jonathan: What’s the difference? That’s nutty. I don’t think this is a, “Hello, Sydney” situation.
Me: The difference is, I’m a mama bear, and she is not.
Jonathan: This kid is going to need therapy. Should I just go to the movies with the babysitter and let you watch C.J.?