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Tim was goofy and childish, whereas Jill, his wife, was always ready – with a disapproving scowl, a snappy remark and seemingly endless stores of patience – to bring him back in line.
WHY ARE SITCOM DADS STILL SO INEPT?LGBTQ-EDITORJUNE 17, 2021NO STRAIGHT NEWS
There’s something about when you’re a parent and your children get sick, they get more childish.
THESE MOTHERS WANTED TO CARE FOR THEIR KIDS AND KEEP THEIR JOBS. NOW THEY'RE SUING AFTER BEING FIREDELIANA DOCKTERMANMARCH 3, 2021TIME
If anything, the only real surprise was that these childish actions were coming from a sitting member of Congress.
WHY THE EQUALITY ACT MATTERS FOR OUR FAMILY—AND FOR MANY OTHERS ACROSS AMERICAMARIE NEWMAN AND EVIE NEWMANMARCH 3, 2021TIME
Resorting to Santa, a childish character in whom adults should not believe, shows how desperate I was.
2021 IS THE YEAR TO DREAM BIGMICHAEL K. LAVERS AND YARIEL VALDÉS GONZÁLEZDECEMBER 31, 2020WASHINGTON BLADE
Silly or not, childish or not, The Running Legs checked several boxes that would generally qualify it as a nightmare.
SCIENTISTS ARE LEARNING TO READ—AND CHANGE—YOUR NIGHTMARESJEFFREY KLUGERAUGUST 6, 2020TIME
In this case, I suspect, there was co-operant a strongly marked childish characteristic, the love of producing an effect.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
One of the simplest of these childish tricks is the invention of an excuse for not instantly obeying a command, as "Come here!"
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
There is, perhaps, in this childish suffering often something more than the sense of being homeless and outcast.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
Could this be the safe old house in which childish days had passed, in which all around were always friendly and familiar faces?
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
Here, as in so many of these childish admirations, we have to do not with a purely æsthetic perception.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY

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