‘Parenting Through Six Flags’ By Shannon Hughes

A true short story about parenting through a day at Six Flags – laden with my son’s very real fears of roller coasters, and my life-long obsession with riding them. A peek into the tensions between pining for individuality while giving my own needs up for my kid. It’s a story of unconditional love, sacrifice and the imperfections that come inherently with parenting. Particularly in a crowded theme park after the last day of third grade.

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