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Don’t ask me how the subject came up…four women having dinner. Need I say more?
I suppose it was Iris telling stories about the European escapades of her now nearly-grown twin boys that led her to blurting out – after a declaration of undying motherly love – that her epitaph was going to be “Are you f**king kidding me?” Actually, it was “Are you f**king… 515 more words
Karin A. Martin observes that some parenting consultants tell parents to dismiss “gender nonconformity because the behavior is not really what it appears” (471). It does not seem presumptuous to assume that these advisors support would gender-neutral toys, though likely only for a limited time*. 257 more words
At first her tone sounded potentially cheerful, ‘upbeat polite’, I suppose one might say. Having just had her son over for an afternoon playdate, I listened expectantly for a thank-you, an invitation for future such dates or some such gesture of routine civility. 1,164 more words