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Great Expectations

Clay and Rebecca cherished their only son, Zach, showering him with love and affection, doing everything they could to make him happy. As Rebecca walked with him through the toy aisle at the store, he pointed to a big flashy robot, asking if he could get it for his birthday; Rebecca smiled and agreed that it looked like a lot of fun, but reminded him how much he enjoyed building things and pointed to a modest construction set. His eyes lit up and he held the box, reading over the hundreds of different things he could build and his attention was immediately refocused. Clay and Rebecca couldn’t afford much, but thankfully they both knew skillful ways to talk their son out of gifts without him realizing how poor they were.

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