Baby shower

24 Aug

Completely raw and gorgeous. AND I’m proud to have a friend who has a blue strobe light in her living room. Seriously.

Rough and Rede II


By Jennifer Brennock

Jane is having a baby shower. From her living room floor, I smile the correct smile and chat the correct chat. In my chest, something has grabbed and is squeezing.

With their easy sperm-meets-egg success, all-natural Joe and Jane won’t have to take a parenting class before they can bring him home. Joe and Jane won’t have to be visited weekly for six months before their status becomes officially recognized by the courthouse and they can change their child’s last name to match their own. Jane won’t be compelled to explain this fact to all receptionists brandishing clipboards of forms. Those receptionists won’t assume Jane is an unmarried mother; they won’t assume she didn’t want him in the first place. I sip my mimosa in Jane’s quaint, recently-remodeled Craftsman, thinking about the social worker who won’t come into this house and open Jane’s cabinets and inspect the…

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One Response to “Baby shower”

  1. georgerede August 24, 2014 at 7:09 pm #

    Thanks for sharing this with your networks. Agreed. JB is an amazing writer, amazing mom.

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