Weekend Words: Family Fun

“If the family were a fruit, it would be an orange, a circle of sections, held together but separable — each segment distinct.”

So said feminist and writer Letty Cottin Pogrebin. Pogrebin, founding editor of Ms. magazine, has written several books including Growing Up Free and Stories for Free Children. I like her together-but-separate sentiment in this sentence. We saw distinct personalities in our children from the earliest days.

This weekend, we’ve been like the orange together – running through the sprinkler yesterday when it hit 104 (yes, the big people too), making Lego vehicles, and eating root beer floats. In a few weeks, my two little orange segments will go off to kindergarten. Like an orange, bittersweet…

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