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When I was a kid, I read all the Erma Bombeck books I could get my hands on. She was the witty/sarcastic/funny-as-heck mom who wrote syndicated columns and was featured on one of the national morning shows. I thought that being a mom would be just like the tall tales she wrote of in books like If Lifeâ€™s a Bowl of Cherries Why am I Always in the Pits and The Grass is Always Greener on the Other Side of the Septic Tank.
Boy, was I right.
I knew it from the moment I argued with both grandmothers about whether my brand new baby had just smiled. My own mother looked at me and chuckled. â€śItâ€™s gas,â€ť she said. My mother-in-law told me that babies donâ€™t smile that early. At least she didnâ€™t laugh. The next day, however, both were crowded around the bassinet watching my daughter smile and laugh.
The laughter hasnâ€™t stopped.
My husband asked the other day what I want to do for Motherâ€™s Day this weekend. I told him I want to play Colony-opoly.
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