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Scene From a Marriage #33,441

After successfully introducing Coraline to the original Star Wars trilogy: “Great. Now that she knows there’s another trilogy, she wants to watch those, too. I’m not sure I can handle watching those again.” “We’ll treat her decision to watch the … Continue reading

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A Conversation With Coraline: Which Witch

After she asks me to put on a TV show called Little Charmers: “So what’s Little Charmers about?” “It’s about these girls with magic powers and they do charms and fly around on brooms.” “Oh, so they’re witches.” “They’re not … Continue reading

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A Conversation With Coraline: Name That Tune

Singing: “Bow-chick-a-wow-wowww.” “Um, where did you hear that song?” “From E at school. Bow-chick-a-wow-wowww.” “I’d prefer you not sing it, OK?” “Why not? It’s fun. I love singing it!” “Because I said not to, OK? I don’t like that song.” … Continue reading

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A Conversation With Coraline: Bird, Meet Bee

“Mommy, I really want a baby sister.” “I know. Tell your father since I can’t do anything about that without him.” “Yeah, because he needs to be at the hospital to help when the baby is born.” “Well … that’s, … Continue reading

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A Conversation With Coraline: Victoria’s Real Secret

“Look, Mommy! They have little dresses for little kids!” “Those aren’t dresses.” “Yes, they are.” “No, they’re people clothes.” “Oh. Look! There’s another little dress for little kids!” “Again, that’s not a little dress. You know what? I’ll come back … Continue reading

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Scene From a Marriage #37,453

“What are you going to do if she goes to college out of state?” “We can move to be closer to her. You know, in case she needs to come home to eat, do laundry, hang out.” “So you’re going … Continue reading

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Scene From a Marriage # 34,774

After driving out of our neighborhood on the way to day care: “Oh my God! I forgot my phone!” “Really? You never forget that.” “It’s OK. I can go home at lunchtime to get it.” A few blocks from day … Continue reading

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A Conversation With Coraline: The Publix Checkout Line

Pointing: “Can you buy me that book?” “Which one?” “The one with the wedding girls.” “That’s not a book. It’s a bridal magazine.” “What’s that?” “It’s to help women plan their weddings. And you are not currently planning your wedding.” … Continue reading

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A Conversation With Coraline: Q&A

“What does … chocolate milk turn into?” “Pee.” “What does … chocolate turn into?” “Poop.” “What does … candy turn into?” “Poop.” “What does … water turn into?” “Pee.” “What does … the fox say?” “Ni ni ni ni ni … Continue reading

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A Conversation With Coraline: Baby Gaga

“I’m going to have a baby sister.” “Oh, you are now, are you? Because that’s news to me.” “Yes. And she will be named Baby Gaga!” “You know that wouldn’t be her real name, right?”

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