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Button Fear

Rhona Lewis

If seven-year-old Yisrael manages to button his shirt when getting dressed for school, his mother lets him choose a candy from the jar of treats she keeps especially for him. That’s because buttoning up a shirt isn’t easy for Yisrael. In fact, not so long ago, Yisrael couldn’t even look at a button. He was afraid of buttons.

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

colorfull buttonsHi, Yisrael. Were you always afraid of buttons?

Oh, yes! My mother says that even when I was two or three, I gave her trouble when she tried to dress me. I screamed and refused to wear certain clothes. Later, she realized that all the clothes I wouldn’t wear all had buttons on them. My mother says when I got older and learned to talk, I told her I didn’t want to wear any clothes with buttons.

 

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