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Char and Calvin are playing animals. Char: “This room,” gesturing to the den, “is Horse Household. Upstairs in your room is Gorilla’s Gorge. I wish this was Elephant’s Entrance. But Tiger’s Trench is our bedroom.”

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Evelyn’s summer writing project: a novel titled _Five and a Half Magical Things_. I, for one, cannot wait to read it.

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Evelyn: “How do really awful people who are in charge get to be in charge? Is it their inheritence or something?”

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Near the end of the school year, Evelyn: “Mrs. Miller is shutting down her bookshelves. So I am trying to hurry to get to as many books as I can…”

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“Calvin, what do you want to do when you grow up? Like, what kind of job are you going to have?” 
Cal: “I play cars. I watch Cars movie.”
Me: “No, I mean for work. Are you going to work with cars?”
Cal: “HGGGHMMMM.” (angry noise) “No, I just going PLAY cars.”

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Ev: “Once a long time ago, you put broccoli in red sauce on my plate. And after everyone had left the table, I dipped each piece of broccoli in my water to rinse the red sauce off.” 
Char: “Yeah, and then your water was pinkish-red.”

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Out running errands, Calvin doesn’t want to leave his book in the car. I reassure him it will be fine. “No! Someone gon’ take it.” I lock the car and he looks relieved.

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It is almost impossible to deny Calvin when he asks, “We read ONE more book, Mommy. One more book.”

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We enjoyed romaine salad grown by Evelyn  with our MYO pizza. When we finished and were clearing the table, I thanked Evelyn. “You’re welcome. I think it tasted better than lettuce from the store. It was less… chemically. Regular salad from the store can be *brutal*.”

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