When This Girl Called A Widower "Old" Both Of Their Lives Changed Forever

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When Tara Wood saw her daughter talking to an elderly stranger at the grocery store, she was confused but not worried. The 4-year-old had a habit of talking to anyone and everyone she came across. But then she heard exactly what her daughter had said — and that’s when she started to panic.

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Mother Knows Best

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Tara is a stay-at-home mom who describes herself as "a writer, mother of seven vibrant, decent-looking children, and wife of one long-suffering, exceptionally handsome man. Her talents include cursing, polishing off large burritos, making friends with old people, and always remembering her next Xanax dose." And we don’t blame her — her lifestyle would drive anyone else crazy. Especially with kids who are a handful… like 4-year-old Norah.

She's A Firecracker

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Norah is a sweet little girl who loves pink and hates hair accessories. She is also very talkative and extroverted, often wanting to make conversation with strangers. This can be very endearing, but it can also spell trouble. When your child has no filter, who’s to say when she’s going to offend someone on the street? Tara had a taste of that one day with a neighbor’s employee.

She Thinks Out Loud

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Tara and Norah were walking in their neighborhood when they spotted some tree service being done in their neighbor’s yard. One of the employees sported a man bun. Clearly curious about this hairstyle, Norah asked him, “You is wearing a bun in your hair?” The man replied, “Yeah, I sure am.” Then, to Tara’s horror, Norah asked the man if he was a ballerina. Thankfully, the man took it with humor. But it was only a matter of time before someone didn’t respond so well to Norah’s indelicate inquiries — especially because the little girl also has a dark side.

Fond Of Tantrums

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Like any other child her age, Norah is prone to tantrums — which she expresses by throwing herself on the floor. Like the time she plopped herself down behind the front door of her house because her mother was “unable to make the Earth snow.” All toddlers go through this stage, but Norah’s extroversion made Tara worry she’d one day blow up with strangers. This concern crossed her mind on Norah’s birthday, of all days.

A Fascination With Old People

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The day before Norah’s birthday, she and Tara came across an elderly person walking slowly across a parking lot. That’s when Norah revealed to her mother her interesting thoughts about senior citizens. "They walk slow like I walk slow and they has soft skin like I has soft skin. They all gonna die soon so I’m gonna love ‘em all up before they is died.” Sure, she meant well, but Tara wondered how an elderly person would take those words. And she didn’t have to wonder for too long.

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