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This is Just a Test: Why Every Parent Should See "The Fault in Our Stars"
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This is Just a Test: Why Every Parent Should See "The Fault in Our Stars"

Momservation: If you run from the things that scare you, you’ll find that fear always wins the race.

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I went with my thirteen year-old daughter to see The Fault in Our Stars movie. We both loved the book with John Green becoming our new favorite author. She wanted to go with friends—and honestly, I wanted her to go with friends to see this guaranteed tear-jerker, but her friends had already seen it while we were on vacation. So we went as mother and daughter united in our love for a great story and testing the theory that the book is always better than the movie.

Did I call this movie a tear-jerker? What I meant was tear gusher.

At least, for a parent.

My daughter was proud of herself for choking back her tears while I soaked two butter stained napkins.

I could’ve soaked more. I could’ve flat out bawled. When my daughter continued to glance over at me concerned for my well-being I choked back my sobs and reassured her, “I’m okay. It’s just a side effect of being a mother.”...

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