Anonymous said: Hi LB, I actually sent you the one about being a mom/relationship with your mom and just wanted to say thank you for making me feel so much better. You're right, it's about the positive influences in your life, and I guess we each define who our family is and sometimes it's not the conventional definition. Thanks again for the really lovely reply. Hugs back.
Oh goodness, anon - I’m so glad to hear this because I was worried that the gross anon I did’t post was you and that your question from before was just evil machinations to then send a second anon specifically to disparage my family. So thank you for this! You’ve made my Friday morning happy.
Anyway - good anon, if you ever need anything let me know. I’ve also created a quite lovely group of mothers on tumblr that is super wonderful and helpful and I hope my presence on tumblr is helpful to other new mothers as watching other mothers’ journeys has been helpful to me!
(I have now typed the word helpful so many times that it has lost all meaning. SOMEONE GET ME A THESAURUS! I AM LITERALLY 40 FEET FROM THE 423.1s! THERE ARE 10 THESAURUSES [THESAURI? SPELL CHECK SAYS BOTH ARE CORRECT!] IN MY DEPARTMENT, MANY OF WHICH ARE ILLUSTRATED! ALSO I AM ON A COMPUTER WITH A BUILT IN THESAURUS AND ACCESS TO THE INTERWEBZ! WHATEVER IT IS FRIDAY AND MY COLD IS COMING BACK AND I AM NOT GOING TO WORRY ABOUT IT BUT AS ONE LAST HELPFUL ASIDE THE THESAURUSES ARE IN THE 423.1S!)
(Sorry about that. I’m feeling punchy this morning. I had a panic attack on the way to work over the fact that Pippa could die while I’m at work today? And then the attack got worse when I reminded myself that Pippa is perfectly healthy it’s Kaylee who has the evil cold from heck so she’s who I should be worried about and what if both of them die while I’m at work? Clearly I have a healthy brain space right now.)