However, there were two bits of joy I discovered when I was catching up on WWDTM this week.
Carl Kasell Limerick May 28th:
My new sweater is nothing to flog. It's from yarn that leaves most couches clogged. My pet I do brush. For his hair is quite plush. I make wool from the hair of my...Yup....talking about people who knit stuff out of pet fur (note: I am super sad by the misuse of fiber art terminology here. For example, you don't make "wool" from dog hair. Wool comes from sheep. And this New York Times article refers to "yarn weaved from dog hair." You weave yarn into fabric, but you spin fiber into yarn....anyhoo...)
And then there was this exchange between WWDTM panelists on June 18th:
SAGAL: Faith, this week we read about a growing trend among expectant fathers. They're having what?
Ms. SALIE: A shower, a baby shower...Well, they're not called baby showers for expectant dads, they're called dadchelor parties...Well, you know, it's where you get stuff for the baby. It's all about preparing to have a baby. Dadchelor parties are about getting ready to lose your freedom. So there's lots of drinking and gambling and carousing.
Mr. ROCCA: And the doula gives you a lap dance.
Mr. ROCCA: I was just in Hawaii.
Mr. ROCCA: And I was watching hula dancers and it's so relaxing just to watch them. And I kept thinking, I bet, like, if you were a lady and you were going into labor and a hula dancer came in, it would be so relaxing that the baby would just kind of come out really easily.
(Soundbite of laughter)
Mr. ROCCA: I don't know, I bet a hula dancer could get the baby out of you like just so easily...It's just amazing. Like a hula doula would be incredible.
Yup, hula doulas. I totally agree that wiggling your hips around would help the baby come out. I know of pregnancy yoga, but is anyone out there doing pregnancy hula? Not sure, but apparently hula-hooping works for some moms.
(P.S. The doula does NOT give you a lap dance....)