A note from my sister, regarding my fourteen year-old niece, Alex:
Where did Alex come from? She has been asking me to take her to get a manicure/pedicure for some time now. When I hesitated again, she said, “Well ya know the saying… pedicures and haircuts are like confessionals. So if you want to know what’s going on with your daughters, you should take us to the nail salon.” I think she’s been watching too much Housewives of New Jersey.