Birthdays past and present

Life lately

Sarah registered her oldest for kindergarten and for Abby recapped Plum’s first birthday celebration.

Reading lately

Sarah read Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi, by far the best book she has read so far this year. It follows the family line of two sisters born in Ghana in the late 1700s to the present day.

Abby finished reading Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Sartropi. This autobiographical graphic novel tells the story of one woman’s experience growing up during the Islamic Revolution.

Birthdays past and present

Our birthdays are almost exactly a month apart, with this episode falling right between them. We discuss how we celebrated as a child, in college, as parents, and how we are handling our kids’ birthdays.

Eating lately

Abby is eating a red pepper frittata based on this New York Times recipe.

Sarah has been snacking on stove top popcorn with all the butter.

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