Different Family

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Little girl
Playing in her room
With her dolls
Pretty dolls
All dressed in ribbons
Baby dolls with pacifiers
Teenage dolls with short skirts and skinny legs
Mother dolls with shopping lists and cleaning supplies
Father dolls with briefcases
Grandmother dolls in the rocking chair
All smiling
All perfect

Little girl
Playing in the front yard
Watching a family
A happy family
But…
They are different
The baby does not have a pacifier and it screams
The teenager is not skinny and wears pants
The mother does not have cleaning supplies and carries a briefcase
The father does not have a briefcase and works at home
The grandmother does not have a rocking chair and stays in bed all day
This is a happy family but…

Little girl
Playing
Does not understand
This family is different
Different and wrong
All families are supposed to be the same
All families are the same except this family
So this one is wrong
This is what the little girl believes
Comparing her doll family with this family
This family comes up short





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