What if the epidural doesn’t kick in?
It seems like in every TV birth (I know, I know), they get to the
hospital and it’s too late for the epidural. I don’t think I can
meditate the pain away like Beyoncé described while giving birth to Blue
Patsy looks too young to have a small son. In fact, I didn’t know she did. I
met him one afternoon two weeks ago. I wasn’t supposed to meet him at
all, but I’m glad I was the one who was here to look out for him when he
found himself with no family members around.
Cos was, and still remains, your crazy uncle at the family reunion who
seemingly was always around whenever something happened and was able to
recall the situation in order to put someone — maybe you —
in their place. I’m nearing my mid-forties now, and I’m starting to recognize myself in that role.