Tuesday, November 6, 2012
"Is This Your First?"
Any similarity with a real, living blog writer is purely coincidental...really. The question was launched at "Anna" (the name was changed to protect the innocent) while she was entering the building for her six week postpartum visit. A twitch of a smile--almost a snicker--played about her lips. Obviously the asker is either ignorant or overly kind, ignoring the disheveled clothes, gray-speckled mass of untamed hair and the hunted, frantic look about "Anna's" eyes. She thought about her far from maidenly figure and the nonchalance with which she approached the upcoming violating office visit, to say nothing of the ease with which she juggled an ungodly amount of baby gear while running through the parking lot. She paused, smiled, then answered, "No. This is number four actually". The unidentified questioner said what everyone says, "Oh wow! You must be busy!". I--er---I mean "Anna" just smiled and rushed away. Busy, yes indeed, and also late...another hallmark of a vanfull of kiddos.