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Lily: Because if you said anything to the contrary, that would make you the most awful person on this rooftop. So I'm gonna give you an out.
Ted: And how are you gonna do that?
Lily: By saying something that is even more awful.
Ted: Like what?
Lily: Sometimes I wish I wasn't a mom. Sometimes I want to pack a bag and leave in the middle of the night and not come back.
Ted: [...] You serious?
Lily: I don't know. I mean, I love being a mom, and I love Marvin so much. But do you remember when I wanted to be an artist? Art was my whole life, and now it's been months since I've even picked up a brush. I spend the whole day taking care of kids at my job, and I come home and it's more of the same. It just never lets up. It's just really, really hard, Ted.


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