When I was about 10 years old, my mother told me some news she expected me to be upset about. At the same time, my mind was on something else and I wasn’t particularly upset about the thing she told me. In any case, she kept asking me if I was upset.
I shook my head no.
She was convinced I was lying and asked again.
I shook my head again.
She walked off muttering something.
In the meantime, I was gathering spit in my mouth to build a big spit-bubble. I can’t even remember what she said but I do remember that spit bubble.
What I learned: Don’t make assumptions…it might just be a simple spit bubble.