We're not asking for much, dear We just want you to do your best.
Deprived of Victim
"The Parents are making threatening noises,turning dinner into performance art, with Dad doing his Arnold Schwarzenegger imitation and Mom playing Glen Close in one of her phycho roles. I am the Victim."
"I'll handle this. Melinda. We're not asking much, dear. We just want you to do your best. And we know your best is much better than this. You tested so well, dear. Look at me when I talk to you."
"I look Mom square in the eye, then rince my plate and retreat to my room. deprived of Victim, Mom and Dad holler at each other. I turn up my music to drown out the music."