When I am with other parents, other like-minded citizens, and other people my age, I am different. I am queer. I don’t look like the other women or moms.
When they were still bitties, my boys spent $250 on Smurf berries. They had no idea they were spending real money—and neither did we until our credit card statement showed up.
Sometimes, we do what we have to do to show any signs of regular life, not for others, but for ourselves. So be kind to others.
Naturally, after my first baby, I assumed I knew everything about babies. After the second baby arrived, I realized I knew NOTHING.
Sitting around the Thanksgiving table, letting the food settle before dessert, was prime time for family stories in my family.