savagemama: Summering it up

Yesterday I loaded our children into the car and drove them to preschool camp. Lucille takes her shoes off the second her butt hits the car seat so I was fishing her pink Crocs out from the backseat, moving old newspapers, water bottles and half-dressed baby dolls out of the way in the process. When I finally found her shoes I went to slip one on her outstretched foot and stopped cold. The bottom of her foot was nearly black. Her little red toenails were covered with dirt from the previous night’s powwow dancing and as I looked up to her knees, her legs were dotted with old stickers. I realized her hair smelled like sweat and I wasn’t even sure she was wearing panties.
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