Journal: News & Comment

Thursday, February 13, 2003
# 12:47:00 PM:

In the new mind

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Kids are little people with their own view of the world. We all know that -- maybe we even remember it from our own childhoods. My oldest daughter, who will be five tomorrow, was annoyed at me today for insisting that she share something with her younger sister. She decided to move out of the house, and dutifully packed her bag, told me what was happening, and traipsed next door to her grandparents' house. (Hey, she was moving out, but why make it difficult?)

Here is what she considers the essentials of life for her suitcase:

  • Eight pairs of underwear.
  • Five swimsuits, all of which are too small because they belong to her sister.
  • Two Barbie dolls.
  • Some soap.

At least she's prepared.


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