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M is getting all geared up for her birthday party. She was working diligently on her invitation list the other day and added a name I didn't recognize as one of her friends. She proceeded to tell me that the girl was new at the beginning of the semester and that K always says that "she always looks like this [and stuck her front teeth out over her bottom lip.]" Right then and there I knew exactly who this friend is because I have noticed the girl, a darling little brown thing with the most prominent, unfortunate rabbit teeth. I didn't say a thing to Maeve, but I thought "oh my god, I hope K makes that remark as naively as M just related it to me, rather than to make fun!" He is such a sweet child, usually. Though he torments M mercilessly I really hope he's not going to turn into a playground meanie.
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On May 24th, 2009 11:23 am (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
Kieran, like all our male grandchildren, can be a little gentleman at times. Through our eyes we readily perceive the difference between those who have God-given good looks and those who are not as fortunate.

Although we are thankful that we don't have physical deformities, we know that good looks can be lost through misfortunes of many types.

We defend each other as well as those who are less fortunate. It's the American way. It's the human way.
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