Maybe it's just parenthood that puts you in a situation where you just have to develop a new attitude, I guess, about things.
My position in the family turned out to be a lucky one; I bore neither the brunt of my mother's newness to parenthood nor the force of her middle-aged traumas, as my younger sister, Ruth, did.
Parenthood, like death, is an event for which it is nearly impossible to be prepared. It brings you into a new relationship with the fact of your own existence, a relationship in which one may be rendered helpless.
I love New York.
Parenthood remains the greatest single preserve of the amateur.