Operating Instructions - Study Guide Part 6 Summary & Analysis

Anne Lamott
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In these entries, which were written in January, Anne finds motherhood increasingly easier. While she had been told that things would get easier after the third month or so, she had a hard time believing that would actually occur. She also has noticed that she is generally less anxious than she had been and doesn't worry as much. While she seems to be grateful for these changes, a part of her still wishes that Sam could remain in his current stage forever.

At times, Anne appears overwhelmed by her life. In one entry, she compares her current state with her experiences volunteering for the Special Olympics. The assistance she receives from her many friends and family members has helped her get through the first few months of Sam's life in very much the same way that she helped the mentally challenged runners cross the finish line.

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