For That Disheveled Young Mom at Target

I am at Target today after dropping my littles at school, and I pass a young woman looking entirely ‘too young’ to be the mother of the four tiny toe-heads clinging to her. Her crew includes a newborn just weeks old, sleeping in her carrier, two toddlers fighting in the cart in crusty t-shirts with sticky hair, and one tiny little lady in a ripped Cinderella dress-up costume walking alongside the cart semi-shouting, “Mama! Mama!”

Mama, writer, lover, fighter — I wear my heart on my sleeve because my pants pockets are too small.

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