Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Little Goblin Who Came To Stay

by Deb Baker

Twenty-four years ago today, I was in the hospital bringing my son into the world. What a special day it was. I didn’t even think about the date. I had more important things on my mind.

But according to a Yale study, fewer babies are born on Halloween than any other day of the year. That fact led the researchers to conclude that a woman can control her labor by delaying or speeding up the birth to avoid the bad voodoo connotation associated with Halloween.

Are they kidding?
Were any mothers on that team?
Mom's, if you can do that please speak up now!

Modern medical technology has come a long way since that day when, to everybody’s surprise, I delivered a whopper of a pumpkin - all 9 pounds 1 ounce of my baby boy  - in the late afternoon on October 31st.

Happy Birthday, Son. I love you!

And to all the rest of you out there:

Trick or treat
Smell my feet
Give me something good to eat

Have a perfectly ghoulish day!