“Waltz of the Fwowers,” announces Sloane, “from the Nutcracker,” says Kina; audience roars in approval
A twinge of lost childhood; we took it all for granted
Kina and Sloane spot peacock feathers, alpacas, elephants throwing dirt, turkey with “big fat butt”
Kid had a burrito for lunch and then it rained
Kid explains why she has started sleeping through the night again; brain takes umbrage
A gathering last noted in September 12, 2021 edition; classmates celebrate a year of devoted scholarship with snacks + water balloons
Daughter, now a full-grown adult, asks parents for new ways to be helpful; parents, skeptical, go along
Prepares for Kindergarten graduation ceremony in a dazzling dress and cape; ritual gifts are exchanged
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