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October 6, 2011
From 10/5

"Can you tell me what time it is?"

The girl mumble-whispers the time.

"You're late for school because of the game."

I silently applaud her conviction. I want to catch her eye and smile my approval, but then she holds the phone out to the girl without a word, the game ready to play.

The girl sniffs back tears, grabs it without thanks, and is lost in the game before she even exhales.

For the duration of the ride, that game is all anyone can hear. And here I'd thought the little girl was being taught a lesson.