Karen and her daughter, Alicia, arrived last night. We’ve been working with Karen all day (she gets up very early) and Alicia’s been playing with the dog, watching TV, browsing the web, and hopefully not getting too bored. Karen’s as nice as we expected, and even more down-to-earth than we expected. Alicia is an adorable girl who is the friendliest and well-adjusted “almost 14 year old” girl I know. What’s striking is the relationship Karen & Alicia have (and they’d probably be embarrassed if they read this)… Alicia clearly loves her mom and they are simply good friends joking with each other all the time. Maybe I shouldn’t be so terrified of having a teenager?