Saturday, February 27, 2016

Things That Have Changed Since Becoming a Mother

I cannot read/hear about/watch stories where a child or baby dies without crying.

Even fictional stories. Where the baby was never real because, you know, it's fiction. Even baby animals that die make me upset - I can't watch nature documentaries anymore.

I get upset when mothers and fathers die too but it isn't the same.

There's a reason we don't have a word for parents who have lost a child. It's because we are so afraid of it, so resistant to it, that we don't want to acknowledge that it happens.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Babies and Kittens

It's hard to carve out time to write when you've got a small person to run after.

A small person who just wants to watch Milo and Otis all day.