When I was in the store Tuesday night, I realized a tremendous oversight. I had not yet bought the People magazine with the new Jolie-Pitt twins on the cover and the 16-page Jolie-Pitt album on the inside even though it had been in stores since the day before.
I remedied that immediately. Michael thinks I have a problem. I told him he won’t think that when I make money someday on that novel about a girl obsessed with fame and that this is “just research.”
But despite the fact that I don’t think I have a problem, I do refuse to comment about how beautiful the babies are or on the fact that I was moved by how normal and tired the parents seemed and how normal and un-polished the other children’s clothes were. It’s one thing to buy the magazine; it’s an entirely different thing to bring it up in discussion (or on a blog) as if the birth of two little babies really deserved all that attention.
Actually, you know what I really believe? They did deserve it. Every baby does. But there aren’t nearly enough magazine issues for that.