Daughter: I almost stepped on a snake today.
Me: A snake?
Daughter: Yeah, right as I was getting into the Buick. It scared the hell outta me. That's all I thought about for a good half hour afterward.
Me: (laughing) I keep seeing snakes too.
Daughter: I know what you're going to say. They're a symbol of change, transformation, blah, blah, blah.
Me: Well, my friends say that. But they're mostly talking about dream snakes.
Daughter: This snake was in real life.
Me: I don't like change.
Daughter: They don't have legs!
Me: We're both going through big changes in our lives.
Me: What's wrong with not having legs?
Daughter: It's creepy and weird.