No Takebacks

“I’ll trade you my Barbie for 2 of your My Little Ponies.” “Ok, but you can’t have Twilight Pegasus.” “Well you can’t have Barbie and The Rockers, just one of the regular ones.” “Ok.” “Ok.” “No takebacks!” My sister and I championed this phrase. It was our secret handshake. Then, when we were older: “I [...]

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Poking The Bear

“I said that’s enough!” “You’re not listening to me!!” “I told you I needed a minute. You’re pushing me!” my husband yelled before he ran up the stairs and slammed the door. I sat on the bottom step and cried. I looked for a way to escape the profound discomfort I was experiencing, but there [...]