Tuesday, October 10, 2006
HAPPY SWEET SIXTEEN, LARGEBOY!
Ok, so maybe for boys it's not "sweet" 16, but still....
Here's a funny Birth Day story for you. Imagine, or remember, if you will, lying on the table in the OR/Delivery room with your abdomen exposed to the world and your guts lying about, yet not feeling a bit of pain. Envision the "screen" that separates the rest of your body from your field of vision so that you're not totally grossed out at that scene. Then, as the second hand hits 8:02 on an early October morning in 1990, you hear the little wahhhh of the new life being scooped out of your body and raised high for all to see (kind of like Simba....heh heh heh). The emotions flood over you - part hormones, part epidural, part elation,part - thank GOD this pregnancy is over, part "my guts are all over the place." In the midst of trying to discern which emotion to feel, and whether to laugh or cry, the precious new child takes his first pee...right on the doctor who has just wrested him from his snuggly womb. How's that for poetic justice?
HAPPY BIRTHDAY LARGEBOY! May the next 16 be as, well, YOU, as the past 16! (and don't complain about the pic, LargeBoy. It was this one or "BLEH!")