An Accidental Mother by Katherine Anne Kindred

By Katherine Anne Kindred

After her divorce, Kate Kindred made up our minds that she may reside her existence with out childrens. yet then she fell in love with Jim, a good-looking, worrying guy who had custody of his younger son, Michael. and he or she fell in love with the boy, too. through the six years all of them lived jointly, Kate discovered the deep joys of motherhood that used to be the present that Michael gave her. but if her dating with Jim ended, he denied her any touch with Michael. And her center was once damaged. An unintended mom superbly describes the fun of mothering a tender boy via advanced instances. With candy uncomplicated anecdotes and complicated feelings, Kate Kindred marks each web page with tears, together with those who the main loving laughter can deliver to any father or mother.

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Soon after the phone calls he is ready for bed and supervising Jim’s placement of the tooth under his pillow. . 46 . he next morning Michael is already eating break- T fast when I make my way to the kitchen. “Did she come? ” I ask. He smiles and nods. ” “A dollar? Oh, my gosh, that is so exciting! A dollar for your first tooth! ” “I didn’t hear anything either,” I tell him. “Neither did Daddy,” he informs me. ” 47 ᩳᩳᩳ The School of Repetition hen Michael first came into my life, he was W almost three and a half and already potty trained.

Michael’s not a rough-and-tumble kind of boy, so I’m thrilled that losing his first tooth did not turn out to be traumatic. In fact, I’m surprised he’s so calm about the whole thing. As he makes his phone calls, I watch and listen. Although he is only in kindergarten, on the telephone he sounds as though he is completely grown up as he shares his story. Soon after the phone calls he is ready for bed and supervising Jim’s placement of the tooth under his pillow. . 46 . he next morning Michael is already eating break- T fast when I make my way to the kitchen.

I am drawn to a row of stuffed animals—all soft, fluffy, adorable, and cuddly. Just looking at them makes me feel better. Michael is still young enough that he adores the stuffed animals he has at home. But I peer around the corner and see him holding a miniature treasure chest. ” he asks. I look at the tiny trunk and think that he will become bored with it quickly; once he hides something inside it, it will be cast aside. “That’s cool,” I reply. I look around at the shelves near him and search for something I think will hold his interest for more than a few minutes.

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