I don’t love all my children the same.
“Michelle, if you could go to your favourite restaurant and order your favourite meal, what would it be?”Weird response to my outpouring of guilt, but okay. I decided to play along (what did I have to lose, after all?) and answered that I adore a good Gnocchi. She nodded, smiled sagely and then asked another question:
“If you could choose any dessert, what would your favourite dessert be?”Getting weirder. Haltingly, I replied that Sticky Date Pudding is my dessert of choice. She grinned widely and then replied:
“Well then, it’s easy. Miss M is your Gnocchi and the new baby will be your Sticky Date Pudding. You will love them both to distraction, you will want extra super-sized servings of both and both will be your favourites but for completely different reasons.”And that is how I said goodbye to The Guilt. Two days later, Little Man was born. The rush of love I felt for him was overpowering. One look at that tiny 6lb4oz, bald baby boy and I was his. My sister was right. I love Gnocchi more with every passing day, Sticky Date Pudding remains as sweet as ever and I’ve since developed a new, all-consuming love for Baby Cupcakes. Sure, I might prefer one over the other at different times, and that’s okay. But, I can say – loudly and proudly – they are all my favourites. My house is messy. This is what makes it worth it. You suck! A Monster Tale.
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