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"Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah!" (Mary Strand)

This month at YA Outside the Lines, we're supposed to tell you the TRUTH about what we did on summer vacation this year.  If you've never heard the song "Hell Muddah, Hello Faddah," this is your moment to go find and listen to the hilarious travails of a kid writing home from a horrendous camp experience. No, really, go listen. Because my summer has been quite unexpectedly similar to that kid's. Will I tell you all about it? Ha! No! But I will mention a few cool things in the style of "Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah": 1. When you split your tooth up into the root and they can't save it, it turns out that ghastly pain and inability to sleep or eat or function causes you to lose weight. Yay! 2. When your daughter's purse is stolen along with her key to your house and the key to the Prius that you can't stand, you get brand-new, shiny keys to the new locks on your house AND you finally get to sell the Prius, because why should those nasty thieves ge

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