Klara is a very cautious child.

“Mommy, if I go on this play bus, will it move? Will it move fast? Will it make noises? Will they be loud? Will the lights flash? How long will they flash for? Will you be able to make them stop if I don’t like them?”

We dithered by the bus for so long that a very modestly dressed young African American dad with a toddler took pity on me and offered me two quarters for the bus. He thought that we were skulking around the bus because we had no money to go on.


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