“Shopping With Mom”

Then:

Sparrow (age 7): . . . an’ I want a Barbie Dream House, an’ a tennis racket, an’ a Captain Picard action figure, an’ a jewelry makin’ kit, an’ a Slinky cat, an’ a box of balloons, an’ . . .

Now:

Sparrow (age 22): . . . and I want more cereal, and new knives, and I want lasagna ingredients, and I want yogurt, and organic potato chips, and tea, and laundry detergent, and . . .