Permission: The Birth Story (or how this blog came to be) Today, Monday, is the first day of an experiment that was born last Friday during a conversation with my friend, Tree. No Time for Friendship I had told her that I was feeling unsure about how much she wanted to be friends with me, because most times we saw each other, I made the trip to her house with the baby and paraphernalia in tow - kind of a shlep, but worth it, I felt, to see someone I really liked. »