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The Brush-Off

Okay, I'm always the one calling, but I decide to phone Marilyn one last time for a date. Then the ball will be in her court. When I reach her, she tells me Jordan will be in daycare every Tuesday from now on. What? Scheduling his one day of childcare for the day when we've regularly been having playdates -- if that isn't a kiss-off, I don't know what is. We make plans for an outing the following Monday, but my heart isn't in it. I get off the phone and spend the morning slumping around the house feeling rejected.

Then it dawns on me -- I'm free! Tomorrow at music class, I'm definitely going to ask Sue for her number.

Originally published in the September 2008 issue of American Baby magazine.

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