Thursday, January 3, 2013

The Terror and Love Technique to Parenting

"Mom, what did it feel like to have a baby?"

It's been nine years since I had him, the one with the rather deep questioning voice coming from the back seat. But oh, I remember.

"It hurt."

"Why did it hurt?"

"Because it's rather uncomfortable to have another human being inside of you," I began, delighted to describe the intense suffering and sacrifice I made in order to give him life.

"No, no, not like that," he said. My martyrdom moment was lost, sigh. "I mean what did it feel like to have me, when they actually put me in your arms?"

"Oh. That," I said. That, that was something else entirely. I shuddered.

"That was absolutely terrifying."

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