I feel horrible… this evening I spoke to Erica and I offended her on the phone. She actually got noticeably upset at me and got off of the phone.
While I was speaking to her, I called her ‘baby’, as is my custom. It’s what I’ve called her her whole life, but tonight she wasn’t letting me get away with it. “I’m not a baby anymore,” she said, and gave the phone back to her mother.