January 5, 2010

eighteen

Posted in Uncategorized at 10:17 pm by kate

1. Every Wednesday I publish a pregnancy column where I talk about pregnancy and pregnant ladies and what pregnant ladies are wearing and let me just clarify right now: I am not pregnant right now, nor have I ever been.

2. I really like writing this column, though, I like finding really wonderful maternity pieces and newborn gear and also, I am moderately envious that there is an entire branch of fashion which promotes ladies sticking their tummies out and beaming. I have a tummy! I like to beam! But because my tummy isn’t made of PERSON it’s just not as cute.

3. When I had been writing the column for thirty or so weeks I heard from my older sister for the first time in a long time.

4. She was thirty weeks pregnant.

5. My initial reaction was sadness, because I hadn’t realized we were so far out of touch she could move across the country (she had) and gestate an entire person (she had) without my knowing.

6. That’s not a trend I want to encourage in my life. One of my goals for this year was to be warmer and I think when I say warmer I mean closer and when I say closer I mean kinder, more considerate, more involved.

7. I have said this 100 times already but honestly all I want to do with my adult life is to go back to the person I was when I was eighteen: full of hope, endlessly supportive, open, optimistic, inquisitive, unfailingly kind.

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3 Comments »

  1. Kristi said,

    I don’t know how I missed the fact that you have a blog. Ever since you first started posting (often hilarious) comments on my blog years ago, I have ALWAYS wanted you to have a blog that I could read. I’m happy to discover that you do now! I will be reading from now on. I hope you will continue writing. 🙂

  2. Swistle said,

    Oh, that is sad about your sister and not knowing she was pregnant until she was 30 weeks! I would have been very sad too. And also happy about niece/nephew, which would have been confusing and upsetting.

  3. kate said,

    Swistle, thank goodness you commented, so I could tell you that your new Twitter picture is ADORABLE.


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