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3V1069.01 Planning a trip: to B-A-S-T-G-A-K (12/26/80)

Peggy wants very much to go along whenever I go to Boston. She loves
to travel anywhere beyond the house , and argues she should go and
the older children stay home because “Some kids are too little to be
left alone.” I hate to let her overhear my planning trips (especially days
in advance) because it would subject me to importuning (often when I
CAN’T take her.) I take the standard grown up evasion. I SPELL OUT
keywords to keep her in ignorance, as I did thus with Miriam. “When
you and I go to B-O-S-T-O-N on M-O-N-D-A-Y, I plan to go to the K-I-D-S
M-U-S-E-U-M in the afternoon. Do you want to call Dara and see if she
wants to come with us ?”
Peggy chirped up, “When you go to B-A-S-T-G-A-K, can I come too?”

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