Quotation by Anna Quindlen

What had I expected of the first child? Everything. Rocket scientist. Neurosurgeon. Designated hitter. We talked wisely at cocktail parties about the sad mistake our mothers had made in pinning all their hopes and dreams on us. We were full of it.
Anna Quindlen (20th century), U.S. journalist, novelist. Living Out Loud, "The Second Child," (1988).
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