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Ancient History

How to be an old mom with a little kid

by Tommy White

1. “No, I’m his mom, not his grandma.”

2. “Get off that super high playground structure or I’m going to have to crawl up there to get you. Never mind. Carry on.”

3. “That’s Laverne. That’s Shirley.”

4. “Please don’t play with mommy’s orthotic shoe insert.”

5. “No, no, you wouldn’t […]

Nine Short Stories About This Fall

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An old-school photo shower, including Halloween 2015.

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The second tooth is the hardest tooth

Archie doesn't have a tooth pillow. He wanted Daffy Duck to be the bearer of his baby teeth.

We are terrible toothfairies and it’s getting worse. Nine kids multiplied by twenty baby teeth equals 180 opportunities to screw up. The little pearlies are mounting. It’s like that scene in “Lord of the Rings: Return of the King” where Aragorn is in that haunted mountain talking to the ghost king, surrounded by towering heaps […]