Thursday, August 7, 2008

And also, he named the boy Knox . . . that's my county!

When I was in the store Tuesday night, I realized a tremendous oversight. I had not yet bought the People magazine with the new Jolie-Pitt twins on the cover and the 16-page Jolie-Pitt album on the inside even though it had been in stores since the day before.

I remedied that immediately. Michael thinks I have a problem. I told him he won't think that when I make money someday on that novel about a girl obsessed with fame and that this is "just research."

But despite the fact that I don't think I have a problem, I do refuse to comment about how beautiful the babies are or on the fact that I was moved by how normal and tired the parents seemed and how normal and un-polished the other children's clothes were. It's one thing to buy the magazine; it's an entirely different thing to bring it up in discussion (or on a blog) as if the birth of two little babies really deserved all that attention.

Actually, you know what I really believe? They did deserve it. Every baby does. But there aren't nearly enough magazine issues for that.


Felicity said...

I have to admit, I bought that magazine too. Though I had to fight off the jealous feeling when I read about their French mansion where the children frolic among the olive trees and vineyards all day long, what I loved is that they just looked exhausted - as all good parents should! : )

Anonymous said...

I feel a LOT better after reading this Seren, I was thinking to myself while in the aisle of the grocery store, "Am I shallow for wanting to buy this issue of People just because the Pitt-Jolie clan is in it?" I don't mean to be shallow, I just wanted to see the new babes! I know their situation is not conventional, but who am I to judge.
Thanks for writing this!

Valerie said...

I couldn't wait to get that magazine either. They were born on my birthday. I think that makes me almost famous.