Snapshots from Green Victoria (tedwords) wrote,
Snapshots from Green Victoria
tedwords

"Can we watch Gossip Girl in here? It's too dark in my room."

Corb frowned. "I don't want to watch Gossip Girl right now. Or ever."

Ashes sighed. "Please? I don't like watching it alone in room. It's so dark in there. And you're hogging the TV"

I walked out of the kitchen, where I was cleaning dishes, trying to be the peacemaker. "You want to watch Gossip Girl with me, hun? I'll watch it with you in your room."

Ashes shook her head. "No, I don't want to watch it in there. Too depressing. No overhead light."

Am I a freak, or what? Here's what I'm hearing from this conversation: It's not the lighting in the room, per se. What it is is that it's Christmas night, she's a senior in high school, she doesn't have many friends or anyone she can share stuff with, and she wants to interact with someone. Even if it's just her dad and Corb.

When she came home, she immediately made a video about what she got for Christmas. Is it me, or is part of the reason that she did that was that she just wanted to share her haul with someone?

It makes me sad, and I'm not sure if I'm misreading it or not, but that's my gut reaction. So, although she turned down for Gossip Girl, I made her promise we'd watch something together later on, after Doctor Who.

I so want Ashes to have a happy life. But am I just worrying about something I shouldn't be worrying about?
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