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“If he sees us, he’ll want to come home”

23 Nov

A mother stops by the school office with her two young children to drop something off. The little toddler on her hip asks about his brother—“Can we go see him?”

“ No, we don’t want him to see us,” the mom explains.

“Why don’t we want him to see us? The little sister pipes in.

“Because if he sees us, he’ll want to come home.” Striding quickly to the front door, she smiles at me on the way past.

 

 
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Posted by on November 23, 2013 in Education, Places & Experiences

 

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2 responses to ““If he sees us, he’ll want to come home”

  1. jdawgsrunningblog

    November 24, 2013 at 7:43 am

    Felt the tinge of sweetness and melancholy–and like how that moment got under your skin.

     
    • toesinthedirt

      November 24, 2013 at 2:55 pm

      Exactly! Thank you. I was stuck on this post for a long time until I realized I didn’t need the hundreds more words I was laboring over to explain how the experience affected me.

       

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