|Man Hit in Groin by Football. Still funny after all these years. |
"It works on so many levels."
|If ignorance is strength - I'm your guy.|
But sometime between the forceps demonstration and the C-section video, my terror stabilized and I was able to get a handle on my biggest responsibility during my wife's labor: hold her hand and, no matter the reality around you, tell her everything is totally cool.
Here I'll defer to a line from one of my favorite books, '1984': "War is peace. Freedom is slavery and ignorance is strength."
Ignorance is strength.
You're not scared. You're encouraged.
She doesn't look like she's in labor, she's beautiful and you'd take her to dinner looking like that.
Those bodily fluids on the floor? Pish, posh darling.
Ignorance is strength. Amen.