Love Changes is a Mother-Daughter story. And in celebration of Mother’s Day, Today, I am offering the first 41 chapters of this saga Free for Kindle lovers.
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“What could it be? You’re hand washing, I hope.”
Mommy grew up scrubbing laundry with her knuckles at five in the morning. So, of course she had stressed the importance of hand washing Tee-Bo’s clothes since he was born. But, between catering to Spider and taking care of Tee-Bo, especially now that I’d returned to work and had to express enough breast milk to fill eight bottles, how could she expect me to still have time and energy? I shrugged and shook my head.
“You are washing this newborn baby’s clothes in those nasty machines?”
“He’s not a newborn anymore.”
She raised her voice and repeated herself. “In those nasty machines?”
“He’s three months old now.”
“I know how old the baby is. Stop washing his clothes at the laundromat!” Now, here she was hollering at me, and I was almost twenty-six years old.
I hollered back, “I’m saving for a washing machine!”
Mommy squeezed her left eye. When we were kids, we knew: once she squinted, duck. “Did you just lose your mind?”
I nodded and spoke like I had some sense. “Sorry, I’m saving for a machine.”
Her face relaxed. “What are you going to do in the meantime?”
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