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robbi-nester's picture
My son is grown up now, but when he was young, he was a challenge. Of course, nearly every child is somewhat of a challenge. This is a hard job, as everyone knows. But my son took most of those challenges to the tenth power. At five, he announced that he had taken orders from me long enough, and...
veronica-rhodes's picture
The little girl tilted her head to one side and thought a minute. "You do?" she asked. "Nope," I replied. "Em does." The girl shook her head sadly -- she wasn't very good at this game at all. It had started a few minutes earlier, when our young neighbor stopped by...
mylene-dressler's picture
"I had a terrible mother," the woman sitting across from me in the Pep Boys waiting room said. Her own daughters, one eight years old and the other thirteen, clung close to her side. The girls were dark-skinned, small and beautiful. The woman was large and blond, with poodle-thick-curling...