Tuesday, February 12, 2008

the brain may shut down but the mouth forges ahead

i was at a baby shower on sunday and i forget how it came up, but i found myself sharing my opinion on birth. which is that it's kinda gross and i'd rather not watch. i feel about witnessing birth the same way as i feel about watching someone take a long, loud poo.
as my mouth kept moving i looked around me and realized that every one of the women in the little group i was chatting with were doulas, birth educators, and folk like that. and their expressions ranged from glazed & not comprehending to disdainful.

then i thought 'birth: the ultimate bodily function'. then i cracked up.

all alone.


  1. I am so glad you called and shared it with me. I tried to relate it to a person or two and no one thought it was funny. :shock What is WRONG with people? I just don't get it.