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Revenge of the Parents

It rained for the first time in two months. Gabe ran around the front yard, laughing and celebrating. Monica and her daughter Cadence watched from the kitchen window. “Mom, are all gardeners so weird?” Monica sighed. “You father is special.” … Continue reading

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The Perks of Fatherhood

  It was Friday evening. Joe was in the mall, looking for his family. He wondered if this was a vision of things to come now that Becky and Chelsea, his daughters, were on the cusp of their teenage years. … Continue reading

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Children’s Beauty Pageant Purgatory

“Now remember, baby, ya gotta smile, ‘specially to the judges, ya hear? Be pretty, Brittany Lynn,” said Becky Sue. She licked her thumb and cleaned a smudge of makeup off her daughter’s face. Lindsey Ann entered the Holiday Inn conference … Continue reading

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A Good Informant

Margie settled onto a bench near the playground and opened her novel. Morgan and Bryce, her six and four year old children, laughed as they climbed the monkey bars. Margie read one paragraph before Morgan plopped down beside her. She … Continue reading

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Early Onset of Dandelions

Dandelion seeds drifted along the gentle summer breeze. Children laughed as they blew puff balls, then ran and jumped to catch the soft, white parasols that carried the tiny seeds. Henry was mowing the grass when the first seed floated … Continue reading

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Eating With Children

Bebe set dinner plates in front of her children. As usual, she balanced the fine line between what was healthy and what they would eat. “What’s on my hamburger helper?” said Tiffany, her precocious four year old. “It’s shredded cheese,” … Continue reading

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Drinking slurpees and other illicit activities

The other afternoon I acquiesced to the pleadings of my two young children for slurpees. For those unfamiliar with this summer delicacy, a slurpee is crushed ice with flavoured syrup. We piled into the car and headed for the nearest … Continue reading

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