we are family

Forgive me while I write this blog post because yes I am singing Sister Sledge’s hit, “We Are Family“…I’ve got all my sisters with meget up ev’ry body and sing!

You are very welcome for that ear worm!

If I haven’t learned anything from my practice in the NICU during the last 23 years is that it takes all kinds of crazy, wonderful to make a family. Mommies and daddies, mommies alone, daddies alone (sadly yes sometimes), mommies and grandparents, just grandparents, aunts and uncles, sisters, brothers, mommies and mommies, daddies and daddies, mommies and daddies and mommies…and it goes on and on my friends. It’s all kinds of wonderful. The dysfunction will come later…as it does with any family…with every family…maybe sooner…but for now let’s enjoy the birth of another new family…or more.

Seriously, I have the best job in the world bearing witness to the birth of families…lots of families…hundreds of families…thousands, maybe? I don’t know. I have been doing this for over 23 years and, yes, I have seen a helluva lot of families being born. Lucky me!

Coming this November is a tale that celebrates family…definitely a non-traditional kind of family…a really, really non-traditional kind of family. Starring the always hilarious Vince Vaughn is Delivery Man. In the film, Vince Vaughn plays an affable underachiever looking for his purpose in life, when he finds out he’s fathered 533 children through anonymous donations to a fertility clinic 20 years ago. Now he must decide whether to come forward when 142 of them want to meet their biological father.

Can you imagine?

Today, right now, I get to be one of 533 people sharing the debut of the trailer for Delivery Man.

No, Vince Vaughn is not my father!

I for one can not wait to see this movie.


2 thoughts on “we are family

  1. Parts of this movie were shot in my neighborhood and even in my friend’s brownstone. Vince Vaughn was incredibly rude to fans on the street and in particular to my friend, who asked to take a picture of him with her son. Which, if you’re filming in someone’s hallway and are inconveniencing everyone, I don’t think is too much to ask. So as funny as he is, this turned me off.

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