“My daughter’s birthday”

I remember when my daughter turned ten years old.

I was sitting at home in my apartment. My former wife didn’t want me to see her, but I Kept getting the call from my daughter asking when I was coming over.

I didn’t have the heart to tell her that I couldn’t come. That her mother didn’t want me there.

I knew that I couldn’t do that to my daughter. I had to be there.

I didn’t have any money for a present for her. But I knew that I had to figure something out. I had to give her something.

So I came up with a plan. I was going to the toy store without anything, and I Was going to leave with something, something that she would like.

I entered the store, wearing nice clothes so that none would suspect me, and I walked around for a while looking at all the dolls that they had. I knew I had to get something small, something that I could carry with me without anyone noticing it.

Finally, I made my choice, and I put the doll in my pants, and I headed for the door.

But one of the store clerks saw me, and I took off running. I got in my car and drove off, leaving the store security guard standing in the parking lot.

I saw the balloons outside my ex’s house, and I knew that my daughter would be happy with the gift I had gotten for her.

My ex looked at me when I got through the door, but she didn’t say anything. She didn’t want to seem like the bad guy in front of my daughter and her friends.

I remember that my daughter jumped up and down before I give her a hug and the doll I had stolen.

And I remember how happy she was.

Then I remember the lights outside the house and the police coming in the grab me.

They grabbed me in front of my daughter, on her birthday, and dragged me to jail.

I can remember how my daughter didn’t understand what was happening and my ex picked her up and taking her into another room with her friends.

And then I remember crying myself to sleep because I knew that I had done wrong.

And I was never going to get a chance like that with my daughter again.

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