People often ask if my kids care that I write about them. Let's ask them, shall we? KIDS! IF YOU READ THIS, PLEASE POST A RESPONSE!
I can promise you that they won't be posting a response any time soon. Which is why I've felt free to write about them all these years. They don't read what I write.
Actually, people never recognize themselves when you turn them into characters. Why? We see ourselves differently than others do, I think.