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67. A Baby Girl
My mom was pregnant with her second child.
was happy because I was going to be
big brother. My dad and mom told me
it was going to be a boy. I
excited, because that meant I could boss him
and tell him to do my chores. She
all her friends that she was having a
. Her friends all gave her their extra boy
that their sons had used, and my mom
My dad was busy working on the
for the baby. He painted it blue, and
a blanket with race cars inside. When my
went into the hospital, my dad was excited
jumping up and down, but after my mom
the baby, my dad came out with a
look on his face. I asked him what
wrong, if the baby was okay. He looked
me and said yes, but that the baby
actually a girl. My grandma looked at him,
smacked him in the head. She said, "That's
news. Don't look so depressed!"
My dad laughed
said "No, I'm not depressed, I'm just confused."
the first three months of her life, my
looked like a boy. She wore nothing but
's clothes, because that's all my parents had gotten
her. I took a lot of pictures, so
could tell her later that she was actually
boy, but an accident happened that changed her
a girl. My mom deleted all my photos
it was mean.
I'll never forget the look
my dad's face when he came out of
delivery room. He looked like he was trying
solve a big math problem in his head.
was like he was trying to count from
to a million, luckily my grandma slapped it