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My son once did an assignment naming what animals represented his family members and why. While his step-mother got a tiger, or some other ferocious animal who would fight tooth-and-nail to defend her family, my "spirit animal" was a work horse. I did not find this to be glamorous or complimentary! I took it in stride though, I am kind of busy.

Now that he's 20, it's good fodder to tease him with, but he still insists that "work horse" is a compliment!

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Abby Sher is a writer and performer in Brooklyn, New York, and the author of Amen, Amen, Amen: Memoir of a Girl Who Couldn't Stop Praying.

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