But before Claire could forgive herself, she needed to feel she’d done something genuinely challenging. And she couldn’t believe she was a good mother to Tara, I also suspected, until that self-forgiveness came. So I took no break. I only said, “Hold Claire down, Maddie. She is not to get up until I say.”
I can just imagine the deliciously painful sting! 👄
That’s one harsh punishment!