Friday, February 03, 2006

That old story

Today I was trying to explain to Allison why it seemed her friend was being inattentive to her. Allison thought the little girl didn't like her anymore. I suspected it was something else since I know the girl's parents have just told her they are splitting up. So I filled Allison in on the story to help her understand.

The story is that the father has fallen in love with another woman. Incredulous, Allison wanted to know how such a thing could happen. How did this woman tempt him away? "Did she give him an apple?" she asked. I could only smile wryly.

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