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Laura sighed impatiently, irritated with her daughter because she would not try the bite she was offering her. They were always butting heads, it seems they had been doing so almost since the moment that Jody was born. Laura purposefully tried to get her to do things she knew Jody didn't want to do, just to push the girls buttons. Like with the ice cream she was eating, for instance. It had brown sugar, and pecans. Two things she knew Jody didn't like. But she wanted, somehow, to connect with her daughter, to see her do something FOR her, even if she didn't want to.
And then, just when she was about to give up, Jody rolled her eyes, and opened her mouth.
Hope does spring eternal