ready to go

february 2031
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Benjamin Andersen (43 years), Grace (40 years), Ainsley (14 years), Isla (13 years), Tillie (10 years), Hatty (8 years)

narrated by: Ainsley

I thought it was time I got a job now that I’m fourteen, fifteen in four months. The only places in Millwood that hire fourteen year olds though is the pizza joint. I asked Dad to take me, and then he stood awkwardly at the entrance, acting like he was lost.

Thankfully Clayton ignored him, and he offered me a job! I can’t wait to have some of my own money to spend on craft supplies and seeing a movie with Elodie.

Once I started though, my confidence sunk. I couldn’t figure out the cash register, which was embarrassing on its own, but Ezra Gavigan saw me make a fool of myself, and he’s pretty cute!

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in confidence

april 2029
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Benjamin Andersen (41 years), Grace (38 years), Ainsley (12 years), Isla (11 years), Tillie (8 years), Hatty (7 years)

It seems that their eldest daughters grew up and became independent in a blink. They aren’t begging to visit their Dad at the station, or play at the park with their Aunt Lily-Mae. Grace misses them as she packs up her two youngest and head to South Port.

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who will they be

april 2026
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Benjamin Andersen (39 years), Grace (36 years), Ainsley (10 years), Isla (9 years), Tillie (6 years), Hatty (4 years)

narrated by: Grace

With Hatty’s fourth birthday behind us, we finally feel that we are able to focus on our family and home as a whole. With toddlers, there are more basic needs like diaper changes, naps, and frequent snacking. Now all the girls can mostly fend for themselves, that me and Benjamin don’t feel entirely exhausted at the end of the day.

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chaos theory

february 2024
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Benjamin Andersen (37 years), Grace (34 years), Ainsley (8 years), Isla (7 years), Tillie (3 3/4 years), Hatty (2 years)

narrated by: Benjamin

It’s been snowing like crazy, which leaves the girls feeling very pent up. Mostly it just means they are cranky, but in the case of Isla, it equals pestering behavior. If she isn’t jumping on the sofa, or antagonizing Ainsley, she is picking on Hatty.

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to the wild

july 2021
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Benjamin Andersen (34 years), Grace (31 years), Ainsley (5 years), Isla (4 years), Tillie (1 years)

narrated by: Benjamin

We recently had to move Isla into Ainsley’s room, something that made Ainsley super excited. We picked out bunk beds, and let the girls help pick out accessories. But when the time came for Isla to move out of her toddler bed, and into the bunk bed, it became apparent that it wasn’t going to be such a smooth transition.

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the nature of fear

august 2019
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Benjamin Andersen (32 years), Grace Andersen (29 years), Ainsley (3 years), Isla (2 years)

narrated by: Benjamin

After the miscarriage, Grace felt our family wasn’t complete, and so we have been trying for another baby for five months now. We’ve never had this issue, each of the girls came along when we tried, and we always assumed that Grace had her Mom’s fertility.

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