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op·pres·sion /əˈpreSHən/


Noun: Prolonged unjust treatment or control. eat this before that. put on a sweater. give your grandma a kiss. say thank you. say please. wave bye bye. give dad a hug. stop crying. go to your room. behave. do your homework. sit down. stand up. say you’re sorry. time out. just one more bite. [...]


The kids and I ventured out to the park a couple of days ago. When we got there, Hudson wanted to swing and Jules wanted to dig. All was quiet when, out of nowhere, frag mines of obliviousness started exploding every which way I turned. There was no place to take cover. “Oh my God, [...]