Dust Yourself Off- Quickly

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     “Not to be rude, mommy, but how long do we have to do that for?” My eight-year-old daughter Maggie asked from the backseat of the car.

Minutes before, I had explained to our three children that the previous week had been rough at work for their dad, and I encouraged them to give him a little extra support and encouragement during what was a difficult time for him. As if penciling in “Be nice to dad” in her calendar, was Maggie asking me how long we needed to keep up this sympathetic charade? Continue reading