Thursday, April 24, 2008

celebration of and disillusionment with humanity

Babies everywhere! From J-Lo and Jessica Alba to our friends and ourselves, procreation is in the air. On Tuesday another friend gave birth to a stunning baby boy. Privileged with holding him, I was shocked that he felt exactly the same way that Kirsten's belly feels as Baby Marcus squirms. She has become big enough that even when she's not moving, we can feel her rear sticking out and her feet pushing.

Shockingly, while our friends were delivering their baby, their neighbors were robbing their house. Boldly leaning a ladder against the front of the house, they climbed in a second floor window and proceeded to carry garbage bags full of valuables back to their own house, two doors down. Fortunately, another neighbor was home and called the police, who arrived as our friends' flat screen TV was being unbolted from their wall. A chase ensued through the neighborhood and dogs were brought in to eventually subdue the neighbors, I mean burglars, I mean...who the heck robs a house while the mom's at the hospital giving birth?! This crime is far more disheartening than our own brush with shopping cart thievery at IKEA.

Luckily, our friends are taking it in stride. The mom says, "If it weren't for the baby, I would be very upset right now. He helps keep things in perspective."

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