They say the first is the hardest. Second pregnancy’s worse in ways. You know the pain at any moment is less than what’s coming. You know any potential complications. Might have been through some. And you know the moment that tiny thing comes into the world, you’re weaker because you would die for him.
You spend your whole life lying to your kids because you think you can protect them. Somehow, someway, they know. They know who you are, they know what you did. They know you. It’s in the blood.
There are certain things you always remember about your kids. No matter how old they get. No matter how much things change. You don’t need a camera, ’cause it just sticks.[to Althea]