God Knows

“But now I didn’t know!”

That’s what our son, Hans, said to me on Christmas Eve, 1994.

We had decided to try a totally different Christmas dinner experience: Lobster. The pot was boiling. The lobsters were ready for their last swim. And Hans and I were negotiating…

Hans & Haley, 1995

Hans & Haley at the beach, 1995

See, 4-year-old Hans had begged me to let him do the deed — drop the lobsters in the pot — but at the last minute, he changed his mind.

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