Experience is a Doorway, Not a Final Destination- Oswald Chambers

Tuesday, February 2

Bare Cracks and Birthdays

I turn 26 years old today. Honestly, I was over the idea of a birthday when I turned 13 years old. I used to sing the Toys R US song. Do you remember it?

I don't want to grow up, I'm a Toys R Us kid. There are a million toys at Toys R Us that I can play with...

Every year on my birthday and the day before it, my mother recounts what she was doing and how she was feeling. My father used to tell the story about how I didn't want to come out. I was too comfortable. He would demonstrate the doctor's stance. "He grabbed this tool that looked like salad tongs and pulled your head. I thought he was gonna rip your head off! Dr. Warrener was pulling you so hard that he was shaking!"

I will spare you the remaining details of my birth.

Moving on.

I have some good Birthday memories like receiving that Garth Brooks CD in elementary school. The thunder rolls and the lightning strikes. Another love grows cold on a sleepless niiiiggght. My family didn't understand my fascination with country music. Looking back, I don't get it either.

In celebration of this day, I think I am going to jam to Garth Brooks in my office. Sharon and Brandy- if you hear The American Honkey Tonk Bar Association, I am not a crazy hillbilly.  I'm just in the mood to listen to a song about bare cracks, gun racks and six packs.

At least I won't demonstrate how the doctor delivered me with salad tongs. Oh wait, I already did that yesterday.


tabathaanne said...

Hey I was pulled out with salad tongs too!! UNITE!!

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allisongraber said...

Ha! I love it. A portion of my eyebrow does not grow hair correctly from where the salad tongs were positioned.

Were the veins popping out of the doctor's arms during your birth?

I think my stubbornness started in the womb. :)

tabathaanne said...

i have a portion of my skin with no pigment because of the pressure from tongs at birth!