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“So, you put the money under the pillow?”
“Yes, it’s usually me,” I tell her.
“I wanted two two-dollar bills,” she told me.
Joe-Bear, while characteristically bouncing on the bed and off of laps with every word, exclaimed with his high voice,
“Um, I don’t think daddy had any two-dollar bills that he could find.”
“But that’s what I wanted. I’m mad,” she said.
“I’m taking the tooth with me to school,” he said.
“OK. That’s fair,” Jane said.
“It just doesn’t feel right,” he said.
“No. No it doesn’t,” Jane said.
“Look, Dad, I lost another tooth. This isn’t the one I lost the other night. This is a different one. The one that I lost the other night, I lost somewhere at school, but I lost another one. This is a different tooth.”
“What do you say we do this honestly, and you just hand me the two dollars right now, and we buy some candy?”
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