I’ve had a handful of reminders lately of how small the parenting community of DC is. One occurrence recently was when talking to a new client, Sarah, about planning a maternity session, she mentioned the street she lives on, which happens to be right near where I used to live. She then proceeded to tell me that she’d like to include her 2 and a half year old son in the session, and maybe get some pictures with their beloved nanny as well. Two and a half year old son? I also have a two and half year old son. I ask his name and lo and behold, it’s Gibran! I know him! And I know his lovely nanny too! We were in Miss Amy’s music class together. For months, we went to Mother Goose on the Loose at the Watha T. Daniel-Shaw Library together. And we also frequented all the same playgrounds. It was so nice that Gibran was able to think of me as Sasha’s mom rather than as a random new adult. Looking forward to a second session together when baby brother arrives!

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