Asides

A Conversation Brought to You by “She’s Having a Baby”

A conversation with my mom:

Me: Have you ever seen She’s Having a Baby?
Mom: Yes. I saw it when I was pregnant with you, actually. The birth scene filled me with dread.
Me: I’m sure it was a relief to watch that scene and then have a totally carefree time when having me, right?
(Note: The story of my birth has been told to me time and time again as an utterly horrific event. Like, straight-up Exorcist shit. I’m pretty sure Guillermo Del Toro is going to make a movie about it.)
Mom: It really did fill me with apprehension. It was six weeks or so before you were born, and I was…daunted. BUT NOT AS MUCH AS I SHOULD HAVE BEEN.

My poor mom.