In San Francisco, there lives an albino alligator, Claude. People come from all over to catch a glimpse of him. To spend some time alongside this utterly unique creature.
Honestly, he doesn’t do much. Most of the time he sits on a rock or floats aimlessly in the water. But that doesn’t stop people from looking on in awe.
It’s a good kind of awe, I’ve realized. They’re not laughing at the freak of an alligator because he’s different. They’re admiring him. His beauty, his strength, his individuality.
And to me, Claude’s become more than an unusual reptile. He’s become a lesson in parenting, a reminder of things I want my kids to know. Things like…
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