“These are my special indoor boots. They cost 40 tokens.”

“We don't use tokens in this family. We spend dollars, carry coins. You speak right now. No telling who's listening.”

“First I imagined there had been a mistake printed in the flyer. Who wears a boots inside? All the neighbors do.”

“We keep our secrets to ourselves. We keep ourselves covered during illness. Stay covered during good times too. Never let nobody in.”

“And I've always wanted to take helicopter lessons. And now I can. These boots make me taller on the inside.”

“Shortness is not weakness. My bones are weak. I can't get any calcium tablets. Cost too many tokens. Got to save them for our Sundays.”

“I will always wear these boots. They get cleaner with each step.”

Chris Weagel

Chris Weagel writes about the intersection of technology and parenting for Wired Magazine. No he doesn't. He can't stand that shit.

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