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for the bulk of my life i didn’t want to be a mom. the maternal gene never made an appearance during various years of playing house, fantasizing with friends about baby names, or foreshadowing futures with new boyfriends. this all changed when i became friends with mrs. burns. i was pretty much off the fence of having children, but linda was convinced i was meant for sleepless nights, public restroom tantrums, and double recurrences of hand-foot and mouth disease. every tuesday and thursday morning in pilates, linda would recall her cameron crowe, melt-your-heart anecdotes with her twins, cameron and connor, and my frigid, icy soul would semi-warm over. but one day, she nailed me. knowing my love of reading,  she explained to me, “katie, parenthood is like reading the best book of your life, with each chapter better than the next, where you never want the book to end…….and it…