snippets from books
Maybe when you read this you’ll wonder why I didn’t just do the right thing and tell her the truth. Believe me, it’s not like the idea hadn’t crossed my mind. But having a clearer conscience wasn’t worth getting us sued and maybe going to jail. When I thought about what my confessing would do to you and your mom, that was all the reason I needed to keep quiet.
And yet. The point here is to be completely honest. I have to admit that even without you, I’d probably still have found an excuse to keep covering up what I’d done. I wanted to do right, but the price was just too high.