Friday, August 29, 2014

Mama's Definition of Labor Day

In honor of Monday's holiday, here is another perspective on Labor Day -
it is not always celebrated in September. :o)

Forty-two weeks,
ready to go.
Off to the hospital
for baby to show.

Contractions increase,
"Breathe 1-2-3!"
Can't get comfy,
do what with my knees?

Finally Doc says,
"Give a big push!"
Out comes baby,
head, belly and tush.



27 comments:

Linda B said...

Oh, Bridget, you are right, not always in September!

jan godown annino said...

O thank you for this sweet daffynition Bridget.
It brings back the tush push hours!
And when I saw at Jone's blog that you had a Labor Day poem, it was a great set up, as I expected something else..
Luv this - thank you.
Too. Much. Fun.

Douglas Florian said...

That brought a big smile!

Tara said...

I'm smiling, too!

Becky Shillington said...

Wonderful, Bridget! I especially love the last line! = )

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Linda! Yes, "Labor" comes in many forms. = )

Bridget Magee said...

Thank you, Jan! I love your word "daffynition"! I'm glad you enjoyed the twist on Labor Day. = )

Bridget Magee said...

Thank you, Douglas! Glad you enjoyed my poem. = )

Bridget Magee said...

Thank you, Tara! Smiling right back at you... = )

Bridget Magee said...

Thank you, Becky! That teeny-tiny baby takes a lot of "Labor", but is so worth it. = )

jama said...

Yes, quite a different kind of labor day. Well done! :)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Jama! Labor has various forms. = )

Linda said...

Love it! Thanks for making me smile after a long, long day!

Violet N. said...

Labor indeed and well worth a celebration. I guess we could say this kind of labor is celebrated every time someone celebrates a birthday.

GatheringBooks said...

Hi there Bridget - love how you played with the word 'labor.' Truly a celebration of birth, joy, and love! :) And yes, labor! :)

Mary Lee said...

HA!! Laughing along with all the other PFers!! Well played!

lady sparks said...

Love it. I'll be laughing at the knees line, all day.

Karen Edmisten said...

In the case of my first daughter, it was Labor dayS. :)

Heidi Mordhorst said...

I enjoyed it too, Bridget...but mine would have to include this stanza:

I'm feeling the urge
but I can't scratch that itch...
Babe emerges through belly--
Oh, what a stitch.

Bridget Magee said...

Thank YOU, Linda, for reading and commenting on my poem. You made me smile. = )

Bridget Magee said...

Exactly, Violet! A lot of labor goes into all of us having birthdays - on various levels. = )

Bridget Magee said...

Thank you, Myra! The labor is always worth it when a sweet baby is the outcome. = )

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Mary Lee! I enjoy a good play on words. = )

Bridget Magee said...

Oh, my, Karen, your labor is extra special and I'm sure so is your daughter. = )

Bridget Magee said...

Perfect addition, Heidi, for all those who labored through the C-section and recovery! Ouch! = )

Michelle Heidenrich Barnes said...

Okay, Bridget, I'm going to try this one more time... I tried to leave a comment twice on Friday, but apparently it got swallowed up both times. :o/ Ha! You thought you could fool me with that labor day set up, but I know how your mind works. ;) "Do what with my knees" totally cracked me up! And "tush"? Quite possibly one of my top 10 favorite words. Thanks for your delightful sense of humor!

Bridget Magee said...

Sorry, Michelle! I've been told by other people that commenting can be tricky. Great minds think alike - I love your sense of humor, too. Yes, "tush" is one of those words that capture so much in 4 little letters. = )

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