Sunday, October 25, 2009

The Bug

My husband and I are currently making our way through the old HBO series The Wire, and the drug addicts and street thugs on that show refer to the HIV virus as "The Bug." As in, "I got The Bug, man."

In real life, at least where I live at the moment, "The Bug" translates to a 40 week gestational period that, after childbirth, produces a living human being. Seriously, there is something in the water in my town. I am surrounded by pregnant women everywhere, including my younger sister and 5 of the 10 women in my playgroup.

So, this should really come as no surprise.

And yet what a sweet surprise it is!