Sara, I'm very grateful for your feedback on my stories, even when they have taken turns that you did not particularly like. Sometimes, I do sit down to write a bit more of the story which has been sitting on my computer. Who knows? I might just finish it in the new year.
Thanks for letting me know about your proximity to Baby Doe's hometown. I appreciate your research offer.
As for having experience with kids, yes, I have had quite a lot. In their innocence, they can say pretty funny things.