In light of the occurances and my somber mood, Freaky Friday is postponed until next week.
Thank you all for your kindnesses about Carly and her mom. Of course, there's always more to the story...in this case, things like drug abuse and mental illness, which are impossible to understand. And usually those things are accompanied by loss of job, which invariably leads to financial problems. I'm not trying to excuse Carly's mom's selfishness...only making stabs at trying to explain it.
Carly is a strong person. Her mom's inability to cope all these years has turned Carly into more of a parent than a child. We are making sure she knows she has a big support group to help her. I think she's going to be okay.