"Sometimes I wish I could just hide away and protect everyone from me. I know I'm tricky to be with sometimes. I know it's hard to let silence be the guest that tags along with me. I know I'm not who I was. I know it's hard. I just wish I could give everyone a break."
"Whom do you think needs a break?"
"Well, I imagine you could use a break, Mom. This is just a whole lot to carry."
"Wait just a minute, here. Can you possibly imagine, in all of your days, anything that your children might encounter that you would walk away from? Can you imagine saying, 'Sorry, Tyler, but I need a break from this.' Or 'Sorry, Tuck. I realize you can't stop what's coming at you, but you're on your own.' Can you possibly imagine?"
"Well, neither can I. Please don't protect me from being your mom. I signed up for this. Even if I never could have imagined it."