BUT I'M BRAVE

bold words from a secret coward

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It Got Normal

Now she is sassy and complains when she doesn't like what's for dinner. And its awesome.

Apparently

"Kids aren't supposed to be left at home alone...apparently."

Toenails

I had to suppress a laugh.

Surviving the Waves

"I want to die." It was the first thing she said to me Friday morning.

The look

And..here it comes.

The tent

We only had a few minutes to pack up her things....she grabbed the tent.

Sick

"We should get placebo pills..."

Hiding

I found a broken cup in her laundry basket. I wasn't snooping. She had lost her headphones, couldn't find them for a week. She was...

Why we leave

We made it for 10 minutes this time.

The Nightpaper

"Tag. You're it."

Found her on the couch

I was tucking her into bed and she stared setting her alarm for 6am. I pled with her "Why? Why would you do that? Please just sleep. You...

Lies

Why they lie

Sundowners

She takes the candle off the mantelpiece, Every night around 8:30. She puts it on the table and we sit, Every night around 8:30. She...

 
 
 

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