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I was downstairs in the family room folding laundry (surprise, there).  There girls were playing in the living room above me, which was only a half of a flight of steps away. I was lost in my own thoughts a little bit, foldingfoldingfolding, when the girls’ chatter escalated just enough to break through my navel-gazing.  From the sound of things, Saoirse was helping Quinn learn her colors, and had quickly grown exasperated: SK:  “Quinn! We’ve been talking about it every single day when Mom doesn’t see us and I’m not at school.” Quinn:  (unintelligible) SK:  “You know what it is!” Quinn:  “Pink!” SK:  “Yes! You got it!  Now, do you know what color this is?” I stopped in mid-fold to write down what they were saying.  It took me 24 years of life to decide to become a teacher. And, to tell you the truth, I thought I was a pretty decent one at the time. But Saoirse is four, and insists that she doesn’t want to have any other job in the world when she grows up than being a…