My Beautiful Smart Wonderful Daughter will be rooming at college next year with a young woman who lives about 100 miles from here. Cool Roommate has already been here several times. She's met all of Daughter's brothers and many of the extras. She'll be coming again on Saturday to spend some time with us. Yesterday, in the midday heat, Daughter was lying on the couch with her laptop, talking to Roommate online.
Daughter: it is still really hot here
Roommate: here too
Roommate: you planning to actually do anything today?
Daughter: my mom made me a sandwich and i'm eating it
Daughter: does that count?
Roommate: did you ask her to make it?
Roommate: that's taking initiative!
Roommate: that counts
I think Cool Roommate will fit in with my family just fine.