The Trouble with Loving Someone Else’s Baby

August 18, 2014

Cal beams when he sees us. His smile comes together in an adorable instant: two teeth appear in a wide-open mouth. His cheeks flush. Blue eyes squint. Then he makes a gibberish baby noise that somehow manages to convey love, delight, and recognition all at the same time.

“Hi Cal!” I gush. “Hi, babe!”

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