The Higher the Better
Sign above the scale in a Mission Hills, Calif., doctor’s office: "Pretend it’s your I.Q."
Resting in the hospital after the birth of our third child, I thought I would finally get a chance to finish reading Boris Pasternak's famous novel, Doctor Zhivago, and had it handy on my bedside table.
When the student nurse came in, it caught her eye and she looked at it skeptically. "If you want the real low-down on baby care," she said confidentially, "you can't beat Doctor Spock."