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Parental Investments

Eric smiled at the next customer to arrive at his StuffMart cash register. He immediately recognized the woman, especially since it was the fifth time he’d seen her this week. She was engulfed by three school aged children.   “I … Continue reading

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The Circle of Parental Privilege

It was the annual family summer road trip. This year, the Copper family packed the car and headed to Yellowstone National Park. One the morning of day three, they stopped at a roadside greasy spoon rest stop for breakfast. Their … Continue reading

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The Diorama

Gwen approached Emma in the school yard a few minutes before the end of the day. The two first met when their children started kindergarten together. They referred to themselves as the ‘Parental Support Group’. “I’m excited. I think Amy’s … Continue reading

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Cool Dads

The sun broke through the clouds and blazed on the parents as they waited for their children at the end of the school day. “I made a shocking discovery,” said Fred. “What’s that?” said Raj. “I’m not a cool dad … 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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