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That little squirt is hushing me?

by verdonck on November 12, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

3rd grade and he's already making and receiving phone calls from his classmates. sometimes they use make-believe pretenses about homework. but often they are only discussing minecraft, gossiping about others, complaining about teachers & etc.

today his friend called, and because I was talking to my wife while he was standing near, he hushed me. like i've done so many times to him. it goes around. it comes around. but it's actually kind of beautiful going and coming.


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