The Slow-Cooked Sentence


Rachael Conlin Levy
“Buckled in” courtesy of kcl_seattle.

We made a special trip to our independent bookstore to stock up on reading material for our Summer Vacation. Then each child was tasked with filling his or her backpack with items to keep them busy during the eight-hour flight to Washington, D.C., and from there, the five-hour drive to the Avalon, New Jersey. Here’s what I found when I took a peek:




Ivan (with a little help from his mama)

In my own pack, I’ve got my knitting, “The Shadow of the Wind” by Carlos Ruiz Zafón, and reinforcements: books of sudoku, mazes and word searches, as well as granola bars, string cheese, raisins and nuts, and, when all else fails, M&Ms; to bribe my babies.

One response to “Departure”

  1. Kyna says:

    Is it just one bag of M&Ms; for all of them to split? I seem to remember that was mom's method. Maybe because it takes more time to negotiate dividing them than it does to eat them.

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