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February 24, 2007

Meeting Relatives

This is Talia’s parents’ first grandchild and they are a bit gaga about him. This is not surprising. What is surprising is that it is my parents’ 12th grandchild and they are pretty interested in him, too, and this despite having had 7 children of their own on top of it. One would think that at some point you would just be fed up with this life stage, but apparently not.

Actually, I fancy I can see how one never gets sick of it. I never had any interest in babies, and now that I’ve had one I find them fascinating. I don’t mind when they cry in public, I look at them and think about them when I encounter them, and instead of seeing if I can scare them I usually smile at them. I write this six months down the road, and am feeling a bit nostalgic for the early days, as crazy as they were. All of this blogging makes me perhaps a bit maudlin.

Posted by talia at February 24, 2007 7:16 PM