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This afternoon, J took the kids over to a friend’s house to play after school. I stayed home after our errands earlier (to take a nap). Tonight at dinner, 7yo tells me, “You would’ve had a blast, Daddy.”

Me: Who says I didn’t have a blast here by myself?

J: Yeah, 7yo, do you think he would’ve had a blast sitting around talking with mommies?

Me: What’s wrong with sitting around talking with mommies?

7yo: It’s all blah blah blah blah blah! (Mockingly as she tilts her head from side to side)

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Below the thunders of the upper deep,
Far, far beneath in the abysmal sea,
His ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleep
The Kraken sleepeth: faintest sunlights flee
About his shadowy sides; above him swell
Huge sponges of millennial growth and height;
And far away into the sickly light,
From many a wondrous and secret cell
Unnumber'd and enormous polypi
Winnow with giant arms the lumbering green.
There hath he lain for ages, and will lie
Battening upon huge sea-worms in his sleep,
Until the latter fire shall heat the deep;
Then once by man and angels to be seen,
In roaring he shall rise and on the surface die.
— "The Kraken" by Alfred Lord Tennyson, 1830

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