on paper, gap-toothed children should not be appealing but there is just something about small toothless humans that is crazily adorable. as my youngest starts passing through these milestones, i find myself quietly sentimental for the parts of this life experience i will never inhabit again. this emotion begins revealing the fervent pressure many newly married couples get from their parents to make grand-babies. i'm sure none of us want to perpetuate that stereotype but i'm learning it's best to not act wise about legs of life i've not yet walked and as these dominos fall, i'm sensing that would be wise counsel to follow in this case.
( 2014 )