All in the Family featured the curmudgeonly Archie Bunker. Archie was television’s most famous grouch, blunt, blustering, straightforward and untouched by the PC crowd. He was the archetype of the conservative male. Michael desprately tried to reeducate him, but he persisted in his breviloquence.

Looking back at the last 40 years, we realize: ARCHIE WAS RIGHT!


Only Good Stories

Guys on occasion are known to say dumb things. Myself included. Sunday afternoon I opened my mouth and opened myself up for a barrage of verbiage that I genuinely hate. I don’t remember the exact exchange but this is the gist of it:

Me: What no birthing horror stories? (never ask a mom for this info, they will give it to you and you don't want to know)

Classy Blond Mother of Four (CBMF): No, only good stories.

Mrs. Ipsa’s pregnancy normally brings out a ton of motherhood/pregnancy/birthing horror stories. Why women feel free in dumping this crap on a expecting mom is beyond me.

I recently had to ask one friend of ours to quit sending us email on the topic. Several times a day this lady sends out all sorts of “articles” about naturalistic child birth. The word ‘articles’ is in quotes because they contained so little scientific info that they were useless. Not only that but much of the material read more like an advertising slick than scientific research. This woman’s entire philosophy can be summed up as: all doctors are bad, all midwives are good; hospitals are a portal to hell, giving birth in your bath tub good, vaccines bad, polo good; pharmaceuticals bad, home remedies good; breast feed till they can buy beer, etc. After getting enough articles with titles like “epidural kills” “c section kills” etc, I had to put a stop to it.

CBMF, thank you for being gracious, tactful and not dumping on us, when I asked for it. It’s nice to know people who are considerate and want to share “only good stories”. It makes this happy time even more enjoyable when people like you share a little sunshine. You are truly a class act.

Thank you.

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