“Mamma, may I?”
“I just told you.”
Two minutes later, the conversation repeats itself. It is a different thing they want to do, and different reason I give for not doing it, but the entire conversation flows along the same predictable lines.”
Sometimes I wonder why I bother. Do I need to control as much as I do? Would it really hurt if I let them do what they want, and find out for themselves why they shouldn’t have done so?
And sometimes, just sometimes, touching that street-light makes a very pretty picture.
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