A Parent Is Born
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A Parent Is Born

The TP Tree Topper Tradition

How one year’s blasphemy turned into a yearly holiday habit.

I reached into the box and pulled out the traditional tree-topper angel. I stared at its serene face, eyes closed, holding a little incandescent white-light bulb that was supposed to emulate a candle.

“BOOOOORIIINNNNNG,” I said as I tossed it back into the box. “Let’s do something…




Because the moment a child is born, a parent is born, too.

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Rodney Lacroix

Rodney Lacroix

Rodney Lacroix is the author of numerous books, including “The Vasectomy Diaries” and “Romantic as Hell.” He has four kids and is super tired, you guys.

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