An Instant Message Conversation with my College Daughter who Should Be Studying for Finals

Mocha: mom
Mocha: MOM
SWFisher: Hi!
Mocha: hey
Mocha: what are you doing?
SWFisher: Sorry…had a bunch of things to take care of. Your sister is home. She’s getting her wedding dress altered.
SWFisher: How is your day going?
Mocha: im at the library right now working on a paper
Mocha: so can i get my nose pierced?
Mocha: just a small stud
SWFisher: As soon as you’re financially independent.
SWFisher: Until then….NO.
Mocha: you wouldnt even notice it though
SWFisher: Except when you have a cold and phlegm trickles out.
Mocha: MOTHER! that doesnt happen
SWFisher: It’s entirely your decision! Either we continue to support you and keep you on the payroll…or you declare yourself to be financially independent, put yourself through school, find a place to live, pay for a car and gas and insurance…oh, and food.
Mocha: wow
SWFisher: It’s up to you!
Mocha: lame
Mocha: k paper time
Mocha: ill call you later

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


  1. Grammie or Grandpa says:

    Hi Suzanne,
    Your my kind of Mom.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the laugh out loud!