When Ann Leary and her husband, then unknown actor-comedian Denis Leary, flew to London in the early nineties for a brief getaway during Ann's second trimester of pregnancy, neither anticipated the adventure that was in store for them. The morning after their arrival, Ann's water broke as they... read more
“It seemed like an excellent plan, and when you're in a hospital, especiallya British hospital ran by ward matrons and formally attired consultants, it seems possible that even an unborn baby can be persuaded to stick to a plan.”Ann Leary
“It's all a bit of a blur, but I an easily say that recovery room stands out in my mind as one of the few places I've been where I've felt at absolute peace with the world. I'm a mother, I thought. I have a son.”Ann Leary
“I think we'll have to take you outside for a nice graze after we're through in here, Bossy.”Denis Leary
“I had always assumed that marriage was an institution created by men. I thought that since men were once biologically unable to prove that a child was theirs, they bound their mates to them by law in an effort to ensure the paternity of their offspring. Now I know different. Marriage was created by women to prevent their men from hightailing it once they got a load of what pregnancy and childbirth can do to the female body and mind.”Ann Leary
“Having children really is like driving a car from the backseat, without a steering wheel, just like in my childhood nightmares, and sometimes the car simply goes too fast past the things we'd have preferred to stay and enjoy a little bit longer, and we have to keep our eyes open and take in the changing scenery now, knowing we'll never pass this way again.”Ann Leary
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