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Batteries Not Required
“Do we have any batteries, Daddy?” she said, looking at the jar.
“No. Those are for recycled. And, since it’s filled to the top, I get to throw away three of your toys.”
The little girl gazed at him in disbelief. She sat on his lap. “Why? They’re not broken. They just need new batteries.”
“So this means we don’t need anything new?” he teased. “We always seem to need the new ones. You can’t have it all. What will it be? Batteries or toys?”
The little girl held her raggedy doll close to her chest. “You can’t throw away this one.”