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My Brother Eats Carrots and I Get Hit With Sticks

The eternal struggle between ‘reward people’ and ‘punishment people’

Shadows of an older person and younger person walking together.
Shadows of an older person and younger person walking together.
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My brother Kevin had a baby, a beautiful little girl who cries, stress vomits, and has too much gas. I never thought I’d have so much in common with a baby. My brother was prepared for her arrival. He’d been prepared years…