When Children Weep

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“Atticus.” Aunt Alexandra’s eyes were anxious. “You are the last person I thought would turn bitter over this.” “I’m not bitter, just tired. I’m going to bed.” “Atticus.” said Jem bleakly. He turned in the doorway. “What, son?” “How could they do it, how could they?” “I don’t know, but they did it. They’ve done it before and they did

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This is why you have children

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It has been a week. And it is only Wednesday. It has been a month, actually. Well, to be fair, it has pretty much been a solid 8 years. Eight years of whining, of fighting, of sleepless nights worrying about my children. Eight years of burnt toast. Eight years of yelling phrases like “use your words”, “wash your hands right

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Why we share.

Is there a more uttered phrase from parenthood than “we share!”? Probably not in my household. From before my children were able to crawl, right up to current day where they can’t sit still, “we share” is echoed from every corner of my house reverberating until it interrupts every new argument, sometimes before it even begins. It only took a few

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I am looking for a word

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I am looking for a word. If I had lost it I am certain it would be found under the heaps of papers littering my daughter’s bed. Wedged in between the scissors she slept on top of, the four books she started last night, and three different journals she has abandoned. It would be dotted with craft pom poms and

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