The Beach

This story was originally published on my Substack publication, Just Enough to Get Me in Trouble.

Before diving in, here are a few short details about my family:

  • Em is my daughter. Her full name is Emily, but we mostly call her Em. She’s just over two-and-a-half-years-old and has severe cerebral palsy. She’s a happy kid and loves music.
  • Sara is my stepdaughter. She’s eight years older than Em. She’s a sixth-grader and pro at Zoom school. (She doesn’t appear in today’s story)
  • Allison is my wife. She’s the super glue that holds us all

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