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I'm such a latecomer to this thread but I adore this book and have reread it several times as my daughter gets into different stages of life. She's currently almost 8, FYI.

My big fear right now is that my ex husband is remarried (as of last week) and my daughter has a new "uncle" and a new "grandfather" and "cousins", etc. I have always screened (or at least met!) the people in her life and I HAATE that I have no control over this.
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Thanks for joining in Chantelle.
post #43 of 43
Hi I'm very late joining the discussion... my DH and I recently listened (on tape) to this entire book on a road trip, and I'm so glad I did!!

The story at the beginning of the book, especially the descriptions of how nature took over and prepared her body to act, really stuck with me. My DS is only 2, and a few weeks ago we were at a very busy children's museum and he went around a corner - when I followed a few feet behind, I lost sight of him. For less than a minute, I didn't know where he was. But I remember the feeling of my sight becoming clearer, the bloodflow in my arms & legs, and in those few seconds - my mind was planning out what to do (have a friend stand by the exhibit entrance, have an employee lock the museum doors, etc.) Of course none of that was necessary, because I spotted him a few seconds later, but the intensity of that very short period of time was amazing. My body and mind immediately went into action to protect DS.

Someone mentioned how the book focuses on men... and later he addresses this specifically (I think in the chapter about babysitters).
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