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Parent For One Week

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So, what do you really need to be a parent for a week? Turns out you need a lot less when you’re in Tonga, a tropical island-nation in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Hell, kids don’t even need shoes in Tonga. I discovered this within the first hour of a week-long babysitting gig my husband and I set up here.

As the days wore on, I realized shoes were just the beginning of the long list of things the boys didn’t need … things that were on my list of “what I will probably need to raise a kid” after three decades of living in the United States.  We had none of the things on my list.  Read more about our week of pseudo-parenting here!

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One thought on “Parent For One Week

  1. Ahyup (says the woman who just spent a pile of money to furnish a new big home…) 🙂

    So, I seem to have dropped off the email list again…HELP!

    Love you!

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