Archive | January, 2013

Appropriately Pissed (or, 5 things that are more interesting than a baby sister)

When my sister was born, the pediatrician came to examine her in the hospital. He held her up with one hand, naked and red, as she bellowed in protest. “Well,” he told my mom. “She’s appropriately pissed.” Meaning, of course, that her reaction was to be expected. It wasn’t pretty, it hurt to watch, but […]

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9 days new

Nine days ago, this happened: Eight days ago, she opened one eye to the world: Seven days ago, one sister looked into the face of another, so alike in their newborn image it was as if she was looking back in time: Six days ago, I read bedtime stories to my daughters. Plural. (No, of […]

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