In Calvin Trillin’s antic tales of family life, she was portrayed as the wife who had “a weird predilection for limiting our family to three meals a day” and the mother who thought that if you didn’t go to every performance of your child’s school play, “the county would come and take the... read more
“She said that there was some relief at surviving what you might have thought was not survivable.”
“As you get older,” she wrote, “you will begin to understand that we love you not because you are perfect, but because you are decent and loving and honest and will always deal with what life brings you with courage.”Highlighted by 12 Kindle customers
‘If God had given us all of the children in the world to choose from, L., we would only have chosen you.’Highlighted by 11 Kindle customers
“navigate the tricky waters between living a life you could be proud of and still delighting in the many things there are to take pleasure in.”Highlighted by 10 Kindle customers
When it came to trying to decide which theories of child-rearing were highly beneficial and which were absolutely ruinous to the future of your child—a subject of considerable discussion among some parents we knew—we agreed on a simple notion: your children are either the center of your life or they’re not, and the rest is commentary.Highlighted by 5 Kindle customers
sayings—“I haven’t had so much fun since the hogs ate little sister”—itHighlighted by 3 Kindle customers
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