a cure for the common block

The Big Uneasy

Chloe sewed the button in place for the third time in as many months. Two weeks later – as she crissed and crossed the thread – she silently fumed in frustration; she understood nervous habits, she understood minor compulsions to chew or rock or whatever, and just as she was about to get angry at her son for undoing her hard work by gnawing on his sleeve buttons she wondered, what was making him nervous? When Jon came home from school that day his mom sat down with him and had a long-overdue chat about school, his friends, and everything going on in his life.

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