When I worked at National Library I once had to meet with the cataloguing team about promoting the development of their music collection. YAWN. Surprisingly, the cataloguer I met was one Chelsea Hughes – an outgoing, funny Texan who, other than the dark-rimmed glasses – did not meet the stereotype of a librarian. We’ve been friends ever since. She’s now a stand-up comedian and I’d like to lay claim to the fact I knew her before she was famous!
I used to be that person who would nod politely when someone rambled on about their gorgeous child while thinking “shut up shut up shut up”. And now I’ve become one of “those” mothers. Seven months ago today I spawned the most beautiful and bizarre child on the planet, and I’ve become one of those detestable mothers who can’t shut up about her awesome baby.