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Adulting should be illegal. I’m a woman who adores childish things. I prefer being called Maddie over Madison. I like frilly dresses, tickle fights, hot chocolate, coloring, and swing sets. I avoid adulting like I do broccoli, and my therapist says that’s okay. We all have our hobbies. I think my therapist is full of it, but he hasn’t steered me wrong, yet. At least, I don’t think he has. 

So, what am I supposed to do when tragedy hits my family once again, and I’m left with twins? 

Well, I adapt. 

If I have anything good going for me, it’s that I’m a river, ever-flowing. Plus, rivers have waterfalls and rainbows. I like waterfalls and rainbows. But now, I need to adult fast because having two tiny things relying on me is hard. I have to be - dare I say it - responsible. Ick. I hate that word.

Just when I think I’m getting a routine down with my adorable twins, I’m faced with new problems. My stepmonster is out to get me again. She likes to think she can prove a point, but I’m older now. I won’t let her stomp on me anymore. She better prepare for a fight.

And apparently, I have three men on my side. They’re willing to prove they’ll help me. I’ll believe them the day I finally see the elusive unicorn. But they’re there, and I can’t stop blabbering like an idiot long enough to tell them to go away. 

Don’t worry. I got this. I think.

©2019 Jaliza A. Burwell (P)2020 Jaliza A. Burwell

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  • 25-03-20

Fun story

Fun story about someone who never wanted to grow up and what happens to make her grow up quickly. The characters are very well written and the storyline is well done. The narrator really brings the story to life