A Zane Story (thread). “Upon waking I discovered to my horror and sorrow that while my pants had an adequate number of fire trucks on them, my shirt had NARY A FIRE TRUCK. Image
Being the resourceful and quick thinking toddler I am, I emptied my pajama drawer and found these feetie PJs Mom stopped dressing me in bc I would somehow wake up naked (#zippers).
I brought them to Mom and, like an idiot, she put them on me like a cape which meant zero fire trucks on my belly.
After I had a complete and total mental breakdown over her negligent (dare I say abusive?) parenting she has now correctly put the PJs on me backwards so that I can see fire trucks from head to toe and all is right with the world again.” #🚒

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