The Cats and the Cradle

July 1, 2010

People have asked us how Tasha and Brodie are coping with the new baby. They’re about as displeased as we had anticipated, but they’re not behaving quite the way we expected.

We figured that Brodie would be emotionally wounded. She’s actually more scared of the squalling pink thing in the crib and keeps a tentative eye on it, though she has started sleeping on our bed again when the squalling subsides.

And Tasha has been more passive-aggressive, superficially acting as if everything is fine but taking protest dumps on the bathmat. This we did not see coming. The last one was so perfectly centered (for maximum visual impact, one presumes) that she must have borrowed a ruler from my office.

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