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What 1st-graders really think about moms

Koleson Wright, 7, smiles when asked about Mother's Day. Jason Wright

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Last week, I decided to bring Molly, Ava, Nathan, Jordan, Michael, Dara and Koleson together for a discussion. I did not tip the kids or their parents off on the topic.
One on one, with my camera rolling, we talked about Mother's Day and their feelings toward their moms. With no time to prep or ponder, their answers were both innocent and revealing. Some were universal, but other responses were much harder than I imagined to group and tie together.
First, I wondered how many would instantly recall that the big day was approaching. “Is there a holiday coming ...

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