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! 


Aurian said...

Congrats with your son Deb, but it must not be so much fun celebrating your birthday on Halloween. Almost like you miss one special day each year by combining two.
Or does he love Halloween extra much?

But scientists can be very stupid, even if they work for Yale.

Risa said...

Happy birthday to your son! What a great way to celebrate.

ladyvyvian said...

Obviously there were no mothers on the research team. Halloween was my grandfather's birthday but a long, long time before you son - 1885. Happy Halloween.

Linda McDonald said...

Happy Birthday to your son and Happy Halloween to all! I think a halloween birthday would be quite fun.