“At least we’re not as screwed up as some of the families in school, huh, Mom.”

Amelia looked up at her eldest. “What did we say about assumptions?” She waited him out before encouraging him to continue.

“Fine. Can we at least pick some decent folks who aren’t going to try and cheat us? That new family down the road, for example?” He paused. “Then again, they were probably conned, so…”

Amelia flicked the towel in his direction. “All the more reason to help them while we can.”