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Not sold on parenthood

Father jokes while son loafs.

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While shopping at the Wegmans in Northborough on a busy weekend afternoon, I passed a father pushing a cart with his adorable little boy sprawled in the section reserved for the food, not sitting in the little seat at the front. I couldn’t resist asking, “What aisle are the little boys in?” Without missing a beat, the father deadpanned, “This is a return!”

Maxine Berke / Chelmsford

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