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What’s wrong with that kid?

by Devlyn Brooks
September 29th, 2010 at 10:00 am

“That kid must have been up all night,” my mother muttered over breakfast this morning. “I got up to go to the bathroom and shut off his bedroom light about 4 a.m.”

The tone of judgement in her voice was palpable. My mother was expressing her disagreement with my nephew’s lifestyle yet again. Since he moved in with us a year ago to attend college, his late nights and days spent sleeping have just confounded my mother. She just doesn’t understand why he can’t “live like a normal person.”

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