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Posted on June 5, 2009

“I’d really like to go for a family walk,” I whispered to Sean behind my hand as we finished dinner. “Tonight?” he asked. I nodded and he smiled. After we cleared plates and washed hands we headed out the front door. The girls were beside themselves. Briar clambered into the wagon next to Fin as Ave bee-bopped on the sidewalk saying between bouncing curls and loud giggles, “I’m going to do my super run.” We went much farther than we’d intended to go. Sean pulled the wagon with me running down the sidewalk with Ave, sometimes behind her, sometimes wickedly ahead of her. Briar hopped out for the last block and did her thing, running ahead as if she would never stop, confidence and…

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Posted on June 2, 2009

“Is there a place to go?” I asked. “Yup. The guy was really nice, said there was a little girls room upstairs.” Sean said with his hand on the small of my back. I stepped out of the car and said, “C’mon girls, let’s go upstairs and go to the bathroom.” “Ok,” they chirped in unison. We tromped upstairs, stopping every step or two to reconfirm that we were going to the bathroom. “That’s right. We’ll go right up to the bathroom and then hit the road again,” I said ushering them up the carpeted stairs. We walked single file down the hallways past a few doors. “Mom, what’s hit the road? Does it hurt?” Ave asked. “No honey, it means go.” I said.…

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