Little did I know that real adulthood would feel like those gentle pretend waves on a Gulf beach.
But unlike their lazy predictability, adulthood caught me by surprise.
In response I stood there muttering sounds I naively thought were Spanish before sinking into the hell heat of embarrassment.
But the kids' laughter lofted my spirit like an unexpected cool breeze.
"FAMILIA." For the first time, I was in charge of my own family, and even though I played basketball with them like a kid on a summer night in a city playground, I was the adult in my family.
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