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Toys and Letting Go

We finally got Dione the toy that she’s long been waiting for.

As she opened the package, her dad joked that she shouldn’t rip the packaging apart, that she should keep the container with all instruction sheets and labels intact.

“When you grow up, you can sell that as a vintage toy!”

It turned out to be a terrible joke. At bedtime, Dione avoided her dad. “I don’t want to sell…




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