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Fifty-four-year-old Lupita’s alarm clock goes off at 6:00 a.m. It’s still dark outside.
She immediately starts to cook eggs and gets cereal out for her first guest, who’ll arrive in about 15 minutes.
The silence of her home will soon be broken by the shouts of three preschoolers, one of them her granddaughter. They’ll be under her care for the next 12 hours. Then Lupita will clean the house for an hour or two and finally fall into bed.