overheard ...

on the airplane this week.

man: i got to know her, and we started talking about our kids. i told her about my little girl ... she was six at the time. just the light of my life. and she told me to enjoy it while it lasts. that her girl was so hard ... just difficult and it was the worst right then. she could hardly deal with it any more. she said it got bad after she stopped pretending.

woman: stopped pretending?

man: she said when she hit that age when she didn't have tea parties with her stuffed animals, talk to imaginary friends, play house ... when she stopped pretending, everything changed.

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