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A Birth Story

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Meaghan O’Connell | Longreads | Nov. 6, 2014 | 57 minutes (14,248 words)

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It was Monday, June 2nd, and I was wide awake at 6 a.m. Maybe to some of you this hour doesn’t sound remarkable, but for me it was. It was the first day in a lifetime of six in the mornings, and I made the three-hour leap all in one go.

By this point, it was 10 days past my due date, and I had a very specific and recurring fantasy of being moved around town in a hammock flown by a helicopter. I wanted to be airlifted between boroughs.

When I told my fiancé, Dustin, this wish, he was quiet for a second. He had learned to reply to me with caution, but I imagine in this case he just couldn’t help himself.

“Like a whale?” he asked.

I laughed…

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Dad Illustrates the Darndest Things He’s Ever Said to His Kids

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Video producer and father of four, Nathan Ripperger, has caught himself saying the darndest things to his kids. It’ just another day in the life of a parent, only Nathan decided to illustrate his most ‘introspective’ quips.

The series has become so popular that it has spawned a series of prints (8 x 10 and 16 x 20) that you can purchase from Ripperger’s Etsy Store. You can also view larger versions of each illustration on Nathan’s Flickr profile.

Now for the parents out there, what’s the darndest thing you’ve said to your kid?

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Artwork by NATHAN RIPPERGER
Flickr | Etsy Store (prints available)

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Artwork by NATHAN RIPPERGER
Flickr | Etsy Store (prints available)

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Artwork by NATHAN RIPPERGER
Flickr | Etsy Store (prints available)

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Artwork by NATHAN RIPPERGER
Flickr | Etsy Store (prints available)

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Artwork by NATHAN RIPPERGER
Flickr | Etsy Store…

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