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Maggie Simpson in “The Longest Daycare”

My daughter, set to turn two years old in April, has recently taken to butterflies. While wasting time on YouTube, I stumbled upon the following video. When my daughter was a wee smaller, I — like many dads who grew up watching The Simpsons — could not help but be reminded of Maggie Simpson when she would suck on her pacifier. It’s not 1989 anymore, and while I don’t claim to watch The Simpsons religiously every week — it’s probably been a good ten or more years since I’ve seen an episode — Maggie is still as cute as she has always been. Hard to believe she’s 24 years old. She hasn’t aged a bit. And now, an ode to Goodnight, Moon — Goodnight, Cocoon.

By Jeffrey Pillow

Jeffrey Pillow is an American short story writer, memoirist, and poet. He is the author of The Lady Next Door. His writing has been published in Urge Magazine, The Nervous Breakdown, 16 Blocks, USA Today, Sports Illustrated, TheBody.com, New York Times, Washington Post, and Richmond Times-Dispatch.

He grew up in the small town of Phenix, Virginia, population: 200, and now lives in Charlottesville with his wife, two kids, and a dog named Mozzarella Cheese. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia where he was a Rainey Scholar. This is his blog.

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