a hush falls in anticipation
the room goes dark
a shower of tiny pyrotechnics from somewhere up above
a spotlight on the staircase
I descend, wearing my finest
Why the dramatic intro?
When you’ve been pregnant for many moons, and you deliver a baby, and spend the next 6 weeks at home, caring for a newborn and a 16 month-old round the clock, and you feel like a milk machine wrapped in baggy skin with dark under-eye circles, and you and the love of your life see each other mostly in passing, you need
One burger joint with bottomless fries and a stroll through the mall COMING RIGHT UP!
Boy, did it feel good. More refreshing than a long vacation. Just what we needed, and
My in-laws made this possible, taking on our two youngsters and all the noise they make.
Thank you both!