A lot of parenting advice boils down to being even tempered. The truth is, some of us have called our toddlers fucking assholes when they’re acting like fucking assholes.
We have colorful plastic bins in which a lot of the kids’ smaller toys are stored. Blocks, dolls, fake food and plates, empty cigarette boxes, three-penny nails, mercury. You know.
What stars shine and fade and shine again in the sky; warming upturned faces with the glow of patriotism? Why, those would be fireworks. I hate fireworks.