• Why I Won't Let My Daughter Wear A BFF Necklace

    2 monthes ago - By Scary Mommy

    “Mama, what's a BFF?” she asked one afternoon.
    Without much thought, I quickly explained the acronym. I was busy: handling hamburger meat, checking I hadn't burned the French fries in the oven, and sniffing the sink in search of a smell.
    She looked at me, puzzled, and I figured it was because it was 4:30 p.m. and I still hadn't showered.
    Her bottom lip quivered.
    “What's wrong?” I asked, washing my hands.
    “So, if I'm not a best friend forever, am I the worst friend forever?”
    Her face fell. Her shoulders sagged. I knew where this was going.
    She's six, and to six-year-olds, there are only...
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