Foolish Child #89: Child’s Play

A small brown child sits on the couch with their aunt. The child is in a turquoise shirt and the aunt is in a green hoodie with a ponytail. She asks the child, "what do kids Do these days?" They joke for a while until the aunt asks if the child is a member of the Gay/Straight Alliance at school, since their mom is gay. The child proceeds to feign innocence that they didn't know their mom is gay, causing their aunt to get embarrassed on purpose. The kid then bursts out laughing, "You asked what nine-year-olds do for fun? TA-DA!" And the aunt grumbles that the child is evil...

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I am a queer coparenting mama to Dickens Jr. Doodler by day, 911 dispatcher by night. All my favorite shows look better on Tumblr. I am two years and 450K words deep into constructing a fanfic called Ages and I'm never giving up on it. Bering & Wells.

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  1. Always love these, and somehow they just keep getting better and better! So sharp. I hope to be able to buy a foolish child book someday!

  2. Truly as soon as children learn what a joke is they embark on a years-long journey of pure chaos

  3. Dickennnnnnnnsssss. My nine-year-old has also discovered snark. To be fair, she’s had plenty of role models. :)

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