Some really good relationship thoughts from Sarah Hoyt.
I was a greedy child. No, seriously. Looking at the pictures of me as a little kid, all legs, teeth and eyes, you wouldn’t know I had to have a lot of lectures on not taking the better portion of (whatever) when we had guests.
Last time I was back in Portugal, I was talking to my dad and he got into his early years of marriage. Dad is an enlightened male, particularly for his time and Portugal. (Yes, he still has weird stuff, like it’s not manly to carry plastic bags, but that’s because he’s human.) He got mom from a far more traditional family, so he told me with some indignation that when he first married her she insisted on giving the bigger portion or the best portion to him, while she and my brother took the rest. He thought this was upside down, because d*mn it, his…
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