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A Mother’s Selflessness and All That Jazz

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A Mother’s Selflessness and All That Jazz

At Skye’s check-up this morning:

DOCTOR:  I see she has the sniffles.

ME:  Yeah.  Nothing new there.

DOCTOR:  Well, we should probably hold off on giving her any shots, just in case she does become sick because shots can make it worse —

ME:  Good idea.  My husband is away for the week and I do NOT have the energy to take care of a super-sick baby all by myself.

DOCTOR:  [A PAUSE, THEN:]  PLUS it’s just the best thing to do for Skylar’s health.

ME:  Right.  That’s what I meant.  I am most concerned about my daughter‘s welfare.  Not mine.  Of course.  Ha, ha!  *Ahem*

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Candy Kirby is the founder of The Laughing Stork and a professional fun-maker who will never stop chasing her lifelong dream: to find the Pomeranian or porn star after whom her parents must have named her. A humor columnist for Disney, Nickelodeon, Scary Mommy, Reductress and Redbook, she also used to be a staff writer for the soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful, where she penned many scripts featuring prolonged heated stares and countless “Who’s the Daddy?” story lines. Candy lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two young kids and three rescue Persian cats, the latter of whom are the real brains behind this operation (so send all complaints to them).

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