February 13, 2013 by Kriscinda Lee Everitt
Today on Ask Spook…
My husband and I are currently locked in a heated debate over birthin’ our youngin’. I wanna do it at home (waterbirth), whereas my better half wants to keep with tradition by doing at the hospital. How can I convince him that my plan is the better one?
Thank you for your valuable time….Robin Fish
Dear Impregnated Meatbag,
This is a tough one. There is no single best way, we find, to prepare a baby. Some spooks like their baby well-done and thoroughly marinated; other spooks like their baby practically raw (which, if done right, is actually quite nice).
A hospital preparation and a home preparation can yield very different results. At a sterile hospital, you can probably count of a fairly simple style of baby—but don’t be deceived! A spare recipe, if handled well, often brings out the baby’s most succulent and subtle flavors. Whereas, with a home baby prep, there is more room to experiment with gravies and sauces (and let us tell you, there’s nothing quite like some down home cookin’).
We would suggest a compromise. Although both styles of cooking, generally, don’t like to mix techniques, you might find a good chef (what you meatbags might call a “doctor”) who would might like to try something new and daring. See if you can find one who’d be willing to prepare your baby in some water, in a hospital. That way, when the baby arrives (and they truly are best fresh), you and your meatbag husband can both enjoy your preferred baby meal. You may have to split the baby, which is less baby for the both of you, but if you’re lucky, there might be two! And then each can have one whole baby all to themselves (better unzip those pants!).
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