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So many moms

I’m a mother! It’s my first Mother’s Day!*

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This is a representative sample of the group. 80’s my baby, but Sara belongs to Abby and Jasper.

We celebrated by having two moms and their son over for brunch. Seriously, the best way to celebrate Mother’s Day is with as many mothers as you can pack in per child. Polygamist lesbian moms, come on over.

We made the same awesome easy crepes Laurie made during the Hott Librarian Getaway 2011. I doubled the recipe, and it exactly fed four hungry adults, a two-year-old, and a one-year-old. My favorite topping combo was Nutella and bananas, and the other popular concoction was butter, lemon juice, and powdered sugar.

*Jason pointed out last year that I was a mother, as I had a nearly fully-incubated baby in my abdomen. It’s a different feeling, much easier to feel celebratory (possibly because I feel I can demand it). It was a year ago that I was physically huge, overly warm, and generally uncomfortable. This year was much more fun, although we could just decide to go see two movies on a Saturday afternoon anymore.

A positive spin on the financial crisis

I was driving to Portland this morning, and listening to NPR. There was an interview with a 50-year-old woman who was describing how her retirement fund was down 30%, and she wouldn’t be able to retire when she thought she was going to be able to.

That made me thing, might the lack of retirement funds drive retirees to living with their families? Might this crisis make separate parts of families merge? Instead of living in a summer home in Arizona, will retirees volunteer part time at their public library, and hang out with the grand kids after school?

I know not everyone has a good relationship with their parents, but I would love it if my parents lived with me. They’re smart, funny, and good company. They have solid genes, and should stay in good health for a long time. We can watch old movies and talk about current events, and we’ll all be happy.

I just like how they look like they're talking to each other.