• What My Son Is Teaching Me

    6 monthes ago - By Scary Mommy

    When I was pregnant with my first, a girl, I was both ecstatic and terrified. I suppose anyone could have written these words, about any child. But I had craved motherhood, mothering denied me in youth, the trust of having it magicked upon me now - this great big gift that followed miscarriages and period after period, cramps of monthly arrivals, cramps of sudden departures.
    She came to us awake and seemed to stay so from that moment on. I was exhausted, heady with anxiety and a sort of motion sickness that comes from being alert more hours in the day than is sensible. We walked the mall...
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