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12/14/12
I enjoyed this so much! I remember games of patty-cake. They were hilarious. My cousin and I would always play this each time the families met.

Thanks for sharing. I loved the memories in my own mind as well.

God bless~
This is such a clever entry. I thought it was quite innovative to format it like the directions of a game one might buy. You balanced the dry, direct wording with a whimsical tone that drew me right into the story. I know it couldn't have been easy to find that balance. You covered the topic in a unique way while still showing the reader to cherish those precious little moments. This piece reminds parents to take time and after the tragedy at the Connecticut school, this reminder is more important than ever. Great job.
You've managed to balance slippery, messy and maybe painful (?) behavior with plain old fun - something we forget to take time for. There's nothing like silliness! Play on, enjoy those little ones and let them know you really do!
Nicely written.
12/18/12
Thank you for sharing this sweet story. Nicely written. :)