Happy First Birthday, Wonder Twins! 1


A year ago I met two of the smallest people I’ve ever met. They were too early and too tiny, but the hospital insisted we take them home with us. And so my wife and I pretended to know what we were doing. We dressed them. We fed them. We protected them from witches, dingoes and David Bowie.

And today our babies Elliot Norman and Emily Rose are one year old. We have given them everything we can, and in exchange they provide us with laughter, love, and constant surprises.

Happy Birthday, Wonder Twins.

Take it easy, you two. There’s no rush.


Here is what I wrote a year ago when I first met them.

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About Christian A. Dumais

Christian A. Dumais is an American writer, humorist and public speaker living in Wrocław, Poland. He has published fiction, journalism, and academic articles in several magazines and journals such as GUD, Shock Totem and Ha!Art. His first collection of short stories, Empty Rooms Lonely Countries, was published in 2009. He also created, edited, and contributed to Cover Stories, a euphictional anthology of 100 stories inspired by songs, which was published in 2010. His most recent book is SMASHED: The Life and Tweets of Drunk Hulk.


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