Child: Whatcha doing?
Me: Looking at shoes that are on sale. [Buy one, get one half off, plus free shipping.]
Child: Are you going to buy any?
Me: Probably not.
Child: Then why are you looking?
Me: I find it relaxing. It calms me down when I’m upset about other stuff.
Me: I dunno. I guess because I really like shoes. And it’s fun to look, even if I’m not buying.
Child, to her brother: You’d better stop it, or Mama’s gonna have to go look at some more shoes on the computer.