Holy shit. People make babies.

September 19th, 2006 → Leave a comment

Do I look like I could be this girl’s mother?

I’ve been in LA way too long. I went over to Reagan’s place today. She’s my old director and she just popped out another baby girl. That peach baby blanket in the picture above, was crocheted by me for her. Visiting them was the weirdest thing. Her older daughter, Hero (yes, that’s her name), was totally walking and talking to me. And she had a real complex memory of people she saw that day and the foods she wanted to eat. She’s not even 2 years old and she’s talking and talking. Whole sentences and big words like “avocado” and “hair.” My jaw was on the floor. I was like, “Wow, I can’t believe she talks. Is that normal?”

And at one point I said of Hero, “She looks like Jon Benet.” I don’t know that the parents appreciated this or if they thought so too. I guess that it might have sounded as silly as “All Asian people look alike.” I think from now on, I am going to tell all white parents that their kid looks like Jon Benet, and see what faces they make.

I was watching Reagan feed the baby and watching Hero use a fork to eat eggs. Holy moly. People have kids. I mean, this is something humans do. They reproduce and have families. They make little versions of themselves using DNA and stuff and feed and clothe these little babies, and those little versions of them grow older and become cranky adults.

Families. People actually still make these things. In Los Angeles. Well I’ll be damned.

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