I Took My Toddler’s Hands Hostage

She made it weird

Claire Franky
Published in
4 min readMar 25, 2024


Photo by Priscilla Du Preez 🇨🇦 on Unsplash

“Let’s pay,” I said to my two-year-old daughter as I took her hand.

She skipped along beside me through the small gift store towards the desk in the corner.

“Whores,” she called out, pointing to a large painting of a horse on the wall.