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Should I die, this blog will serve as my son's source of virtual mama.

If I live, I won't have to repeat myself.

sigers writes fiction and nags her son in austin, texas. 

 #Iwantyouto understand that sometimes, all you have to do is live through it. 
 Once I had THE worst stomachache. One of those, foreign country, OH CRAP ICE CUBES COUNT AS WATER stomachaches. Like, hedgehogs were burrowing their way out of my belly. Once I realized that this was not going to kill me, I realized that Courtney Love was right, I just had to live through it. It was going to be terrible, but it would stop. So stop panicking and stop wishing that it wasn’t happening. 
 I imagined that childbirth would be like that. It was, except the hedgehogs headed south. I’m actually kidding. You hurt WAY less than the hedgehogs. I steadied myself with the same thoughts. “You just have to live through this. That is all. Breathe.” 
 Right now, the major crisis in your life is your hair. Every morning we pretty much grease-n-water you and say a shaman’s prayer over your head. No combing. No brushing. But you howl and roll on the floor like I’m giving you a relaxer and a tattoo.  
 However, every now and again you need a haircut. You act like I’m taking you to the Killing Fields. But you know what? Some things you don’t have to like. You just live through it. 

#Iwantyouto understand that sometimes, all you have to do is live through it.

Once I had THE worst stomachache. One of those, foreign country, OH CRAP ICE CUBES COUNT AS WATER stomachaches. Like, hedgehogs were burrowing their way out of my belly. Once I realized that this was not going to kill me, I realized that Courtney Love was right, I just had to live through it. It was going to be terrible, but it would stop. So stop panicking and stop wishing that it wasn’t happening.

I imagined that childbirth would be like that. It was, except the hedgehogs headed south. I’m actually kidding. You hurt WAY less than the hedgehogs. I steadied myself with the same thoughts. “You just have to live through this. That is all. Breathe.”

Right now, the major crisis in your life is your hair. Every morning we pretty much grease-n-water you and say a shaman’s prayer over your head. No combing. No brushing. But you howl and roll on the floor like I’m giving you a relaxer and a tattoo. 

However, every now and again you need a haircut. You act like I’m taking you to the Killing Fields. But you know what? Some things you don’t have to like. You just live through it. 

#Iwantyouto know how to give a gift, no matter how small.