They’re like pets who shed clothes instead of hair, she said, & they talk back & want a lot of stuff. But at least they don’t pee on the carpet anymore, she added.
I have heard too much beauty to ever go back, he said & in that moment, I knew there was no way the children of our world would fail.
There are moments when I’m completely at peace, but it’s usually before my children wake up & they’ll have none of that.
The plane shook so much I thought I was in a bowl of metal jello & I heard him say, If you & Mom die, can I go live with the Temptations?
She asked me if I had kids & when I said I did she said make sure you teach them what’s right. & I said how will I know? & she nodded & said, good point, just don’t teach them any obvious wrong then.
Some days I wonder how my kids will turn out, but most of the time I’m just figuring out how to survive them right now.
For a long time there were only your footprints & laughter in our dreams & even from such small things, we knew we could not wait to love you forever.
These are all the street signs for this area but he keeps moving them around at night so the only people who aren’t lost all the time are the children who never pay attention to signs anyway.
If I was a spider princess, she said, I would spin webs the color of sky & catch drops of sunlight to give to children who watch too much TV & then everyone would remember to come outside to play. If I was a spider princess, she said, things would be different.
This holds a promise to all the children of the world, which is how you can tell it’s a real dream of America & not one of those dreams of fear & death that glitter so brightly on tv.