From the moment they could understand anything, they were told they could be whatever they wanted to be.
“M, I think our parents lied to us.”
Their sibling was quite a bit older, but they didn’t act like it. Maybe Dad and Maddy had been waiting to give a sense of sense to J.
“Don’t be silly!” M worked the kinds out of their white curls. “What about?”
“If I’m allowed to do anything, why am I grounded?”
M turned their ever present smile onto them. “Just because you can be anything doesn’t mean there won’t be consequences.”
J groaned and buried their head in their arms.