Monthly Archives: July 2009


Morning Report

I was looking at Tashi’s skin this morning.  It’s perfect:  tan, smooth and silky.  Not freckly like mine.  I said to Victoria, “Tashi must have gotten her skin from the donor.”Tashi said, “Who’s my donor?”I said, “We don’t know him, remember?  You’ve seen his picture, from when he was a little boy.”Tashi said, “I want to see his picture from when he was a man.”I said, “Me too, but we can’t.  He donated anonymously.”Tashi said, “Who’s the girls’ donor?”I said, [...]

What’s in a Name?

Before Sebastian was born I asked Tashi if she’d want to call Victoria Mami if the baby called her Mami.  She said yes.  The baby doesn’t talk yet, but Victoria and I have been all over the place trying to name each other.  She wants Mami.  So I went with Mama.  The problem is, we can’t ever remember to call each other that in front of the kids.  And Tashi already calls me Mami, so when she calls out Mami [...]

Falling Out of Love

Tashi said she doesn’t like her flip-flops anymore.  I said, “What?  You begged me for those.”She said, “It’s like a divorce.”I said, “How do you mean?”She said, “You know how divorces are.  Divorce out of love.”