They were arguing in the car, as sons and mothers do, something about household responsibilities.
Sandy Williams was 26 and recently divorced. Ricky was 6.
"It's not easy being the man of the house," said the son in a rare complaint to his mother, "when you're sish."
Sish? Too young to even pronounce his age. That hit Sandy right in the heart.
"You're just a little boy," she told him, "You don't have to be the man."
But, in the twisted scheme of things, he did.
While Sandy was working ...
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