Friday, April 11, 2008

Things my mother has said to me at really bad times

I don't know if I have enough storage space for this list, so let's start with just a few:

1. "This is terrible! How did this happen?" Her immediate comment on finding out that I was pregnant with my first son. I did take a lot of pleasure in trying to explain to her how it happened, although you'd think she'd have figured out how babies come about by the time I was in my twenties.

2. "I always wanted a boy." When my son was born. This is more easily understood if you know that I am an only child.

3. "My god, how will you live?" When she found out that I lost my job. Notice please the utter lack of support or encouragement. And take into account that this was the high point of the conversation.

You know what, this list is not therapeutic like I thought it would be. I think I will just leave it at these three and start posting on Craigslist for a new parent. Should that be in the jobs section or the social section?

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