Write about something that is: close to home.
While Max was at daycare today Kat and I took a trip up to Penticton for a couple (doula and midwife) appointments. Our doula, who we also had for Max's birth, has recently renovated a suite in the downstairs of her house to be used for home births and we wanted to check it out before fully committing to using it for this birth (since we can't do it in our own home, as we're too far away from both the midwives and the nearest hospital).
Yeah, we're fully on board now.
It's a beautiful space, with everything we could need. We'd already heard rave reviews from one of our midwives who had done a birth there but it was good to see it for ourselves. And, should something go awry, it's about a two minute drive from the hospital.
Though hopefully this time around a visit to the hospital won't be required.
"Hey! You watch your mouth, kid."
"What? What did I say?"
"Don't play stupid with me, all right? We both know what you were just talking about."
"Well, yeah. I just don't see what your problem is with-"
"It hits a little too close to home, that's all."
"... what? Seriously?"
"I already told you to watch your mouth. Don't make me knock some teeth out of it too."
"Okay, okay! Relax. I wouldn't... it's just that... I mean, a bearded lady? Really?"