My brother and my sister-in-law are here for a short visit, and I got to see my sister-in-law's tum. My NIECE is in there! I was in the same room as my niece! Oh, and I suppose it's "their daughter," too, whatevs.
It was so exciting. I was sort of struck with awe about it. There is a BABY in there, and it is a new member of our family! My sister-in-law said, "She's been kicking," and I was, like, SHE! She she she! Because she is a PERSON! A person who is a SHE! She'll be a REAL PERSON, and I'll probably know her my WHOLE LIFE! And yet right now we don't even know her NAME or what she'll LOOK like!
Babies are so neat.
P.S. Work It, Mom!, the site where Linda and I do our column Milk and Cookies, has a new section called Problem Solved: various writers answering common reader questions. I have one posted today about cheap skincare, but there are also posts up about homeschooling, low-carb lunches, reducing morning chaos, weight loss tips, etc. It's not a niece, but it's a pretty neat new baby anyway.
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