“Have you ever wondered?” the old woman said, lying in bed, inspecting pills and water-glass.
“Wondered what Mom?” Her daughter cleared the plate, reminding her with her look, “don’t forget the second tablet and drink plenty of water while you’re taking it. And mark it in your book.” “Wondered what?” she asked.
The little boy peeked through the door. “Say goodnight to Grandma,” said Mom, “then off to bed young man and no dawdling. You do as you’re told.”
“Have you ever wondered how you tell them what to do, and then you’re old and it’s them that’s telling you?”