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To be Funner

I was just thinking the other day how being a kid can be sort of a bummer. I feel like I’m constantly directing our kids, telling them what to do, and yes, nagging, nagging, nagging them to the point where I get tired of my own voice. Maybe it’s not always like that, but with three kids I need to raise properly and keep clean and protect from sticking their tiny fingers into funky electrical outlets, you know. It sure seems like a lot. Saoirse, though, while lying around yesterday in the middle of the floor that separates the living and dining rooms, staring up at the ceiling with her arms splayed out, set me straight. “You know what, Mom?” she asked. She was still looking at the ceiling. “There’s a lot of things kids do that grown-ups can’t.” I asked her to elaborate. “They can’t play outside. Not for a long time, anyway.” “They can’t go down slides. Not all of them.” “Or crawl.” “They can’t lie around and do nothing.” &#8220…