What's Underneath the Surface

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Magic Pockets: The Little Joys We Bring Our Kids

When I was three, my favorite dress was “the dress with the magic pockets.” It was homemade -- of course -- in a cotton print, and my sister had a matching one. Each dress had two patch pockets, and every time my mother dressed me in it, I would find a marshmallow in one of the pockets. This delighted me, I think, more than it did Susan; I had an insatiable sweet tooth....more
This piece of writing and this piece of parenting just combined to make something beautiful. ...more