We arrive at our niece’s house for her daughter’s 3rd birthday party—early. Mira wants to “hug the babies”—our newborn great niece and nephew, both of whom will be there. She had hoped to have them to herself.
When we pull up to the house, however, a Nissan Altima with a Portuguese flag is already parked. Her other sister pulls in behind us. When we enter the house, we see that all hope is lost: Her sisters already ogle the babies.
ignored at her own party
Photo by Douglas J S Moreira