Me: Why have you got dark circles around your eyes?
Daughter: I am not like other mortals.
Me: You haven’t been sleeping.
Daughter. Like I said, I am not like others.
Me: I’m being serious.
Daughter: So am I.
Me: You would tell me, wouldn’t you, if there was anything wrong…
Me: Are you on drugs?
Sometimes you just have to say things out loud…
Daughter: Yes. I’m going up to my room right now and I’m gonna pull up the loose plank under my bed and take out the bag of coke I was saving for Christmas, then I’m gonna do a line. After that, I’m going to the bathroom where after brushing my teeth and washing my hair, I’m gonna do a line. Then I’m off to the pound shop to do another line and maybe get some stationery for school…