The Thing About Kids: I Once Tried To Ransom My Grandchildren for Reese Cups

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It’s true.

Several years ago, I tried to ransom my grandchildren for Reese’s cups.

It’s not something I’m proud of, mostly because it was an epic fail.

In my defense I had been babysitting all day. I thought I was being quite clever. If I’m honest, I was only half joking.




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Meg Stewart

Meg Stewart

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