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I am her toy boy.

March 17, 2011 \am\31 7:22 am

From Wide and Deep by Socrates Adams:

I am five and a half years old. I am holding my wife’s hand as she gives birth to our son. My wife is six years old. I am her toy boy. The nurse, who is eight years old, is saying things to my wife like, ‘Keep pushing. You are nearly there.’ I keep hold of my wife’s hand even though she is gripping me as hard as she can. My fingers are white as my son is born. The nurse places the tiny boy into my wife’s arms and she starts to breastfeed him, automatically. I am swelling with pride.

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