March 26th, 2009


The big girls are going away for the weekend.

As big girls do, they are taking their responsibilities seriously, packing, and preparing the house in advance for their absence.

Kateri, for example, has a younger brother lined up to take over daily care of the chickens. She’s paying him in cash and use of her iPod.

I watch the dealings and wonder …

How long till she questions why she must pay a brother to do the work that she does every day of her life for free?

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