"Mom, how do you be a grown-up?" my 10-year-old asked from the backseat.
"I honestly don't know yet."
"Like, how could I handle a kid or all the grown-up stuff, or especially all of it at once?"
"You just do. You grow into it."
"Does it get easier?"
"Honestly? It comes and goes. Sometimes it's really hard and sometimes it's less hard."
"But it's always hard?"
"I don't know, I might just not be good at it. It's hard for different reasons. I'd refer you to a real grown-up but I don't even know if I know any. We might all be faking it. You'll do great but you'll never think so, that's pretty much being a grown-up. I think."