fat little piggy fingers

julie warshaw

this is what air conditioning smells like

When did life get so complicated? You’re five and your mom says you can’t stay up another thirty minutes and you’re totally bummed. You break a lamp and, when pressed, say the dog did it. (I didn’t say you weren’t a malicious five.) But now you’re a grown-up. There’s no clear answer. And that totally sucks. Your problems have a million possible answers with a million possible outcomes. Presumably, childhood’s decisions are dictated by a non-organic structure, created by responsible adults. If you don’t react appropriately to said structure, you never get to make these grown-up decisions. You get to wear your jammies 24/7; there’s no lamps to break and your court-appointed shrink already knows you’re going to blame it on the “dog”.

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