An upturned question, posed as lilting statement over pleading eyes, blue pools languidly backstroking to remind me of my slow motion failures in the very utterance of the word no,
Pieces of Happy
Elizabeth Helmich

Is there a parent out there who can say no to an extra slice of birthday/celebration cake? I never could. Neither could my hubby. Especially when the look is combined with puppy dog eyes. “Ple — — ase. Moooom?

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