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  • Warning to Parents:

    If you ever have a daughter who is born on April Fool's Day and you let her have a slumber party for her 11th birthday and in the morning the kids who slept over try to talk you into putting salt on the birthday girl's powdered donut as an April Fool's joke, DON'T DO IT.

    And if that same girl on her 13th birthday asks you not to tell the server at the restaurant that it is her birthday because she doesn't want the attention called to her that comes from wearing an enormous Mexican sombrero and being sung to by half hearted mariachi's, a.k.a. local teenagers who detest the whole birthday serenading thing, DON'T DO IT.

    And later if that same girl, in an impulsive defiance of convention, dyes her hair bright red the day before she starts 11th grade and out of pure shock not to mention anguish over the absence of her beautiful chestnut tresses you are tempted to use any sentence with the word “Bozo” in it, DON'T DO IT.

    Not that I know these things from experience or anything.
    These are purely hypothetical situations.

    (photo credit: Alan Levine, flickr creative commons)
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