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    The naughty list

    How bad do you have to be?

    Recently, while driving in the car with my 8-year-old daughter, Ella, we had the following conversation.

    Ella: “Mom, I’m worried that I’m on the naughty list. Do you know anyone on the naughty list?’’

    Me: “Nope. Also, I think you have to be really, really bad to be on the naughty list.’’

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    Ella, after a few seconds: “How bad? Like Whitey Bulger bad?’’

    Jhana Wallace

    Melrose

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