October 27th, 2011

Hello Everybody.

That is a bit more enthusiastic than last weeks intro of of “Hi Everyone” but it is still not to the usual standard of a massive thought-out intro that may or may not include international espionage.

Just when I thought last week I was in a very busy season, it turns out that I didn’t realise exactly how busy I was. The next two weeks are going to be a real ride. Currently alongside the genius Dave Wakerley, we are finishing off the scripts to our Christmas musical. The problem with a musical is that it actually has music in it and that music has to be written. We are up to 4 songs and we have 4 more to write. This is an incredibly fun process but also hard and takes a lot of time.

But no matter how busy I am, I still have time for this blog. This is coming from the man who forgot about this blog for the first time when he was at Kidshaper. Also I am going to let you know that I am going to take a holiday for the next few weeks and have some guest bloggers. This is something to look forward to as my friends are amazing writers and even more amazing people so you will love it.

Now to today’s episode that is called:


It felt like it was only yesterday…… hang on, it was yesterday. I was with my beautiful 33-week pregnant Princess at the hospital for a checkup. We did the usual thing of sitting in the waiting room for close to an hour after we rushed to make it on time, and then it was finally our turn.

On today’s agenda they were going to have a look around the inside of My Princess. This involved using certain tools, which had to be placed in certain places, and then they showed a video of it on a screen. My Princess had to go through the whole uncomfortable event of getting the certain tools in certain places, so I was there by her side holding her hand and being the rock on which she could rely on. This was going fine until it happened.

I don’t know what caused it. Whether it was standing up for a long time; having my hand squeezed repetitively; or most probably because of the lack of carbohydrates I had consumed in the last 3 days as I was dieting; but things started to go strange. I started to feel uncomfortable but I shook it off. My Princess needed me, I am the rock. But then I had a surge where everything went white, and then it happened again. I politely said to my Princess “I am so sorry honey, but I am going to have to sit down” to which she replied “Oh my, you are sooo white!”

I kind of thought she knew that before we got married. It turns out I was more whiter than I usually am as all colour from my face had left the building. The next thing I know I was sitting in a chair on the other side of the room with the doctor telling me to sit on it and put my head between my legs. I was told that I had stumbled over there with the help of the nurse, but for those 5 seconds I went blank. In other words: I had fainted.

Now I am going to say this up-front. Yes they were showing the inside of my wife on a TV screen but I did not find that confronting. I can’t tell what anything is anyway. I am good with blood and I don’t find many things overly off-putting just by the look of them. But the Nurse and the Doctor thought it was a different story.

“Don’t worry” they said.

“It happens to a lot of men” they said.

“My husband fell flat on his back when he saw me deliver my baby” the Nurse said.

“Many people can’t handle what you were seeing” the Doctor said.

It was so embarrassing. They even called in another doctor at one stage to get his sign-off on what they were looking at, and I am slumped in the corner in a chair to which he comes over and rubs my arm and says:

“Sometimes it’s harder on the dad’s, hey”.

Everything inside of me wanted to yell out “you have got it all wrong, I haven’t eaten much today, I am dieting, I have been exercising a lot lately, my wife squeezes very hard”, but in the end I stopped myself. I will never see these people again so who cares if they think I can’t handle what was on the screen.

There is not much that gets me embarrassed but that was one of them. Do you know what I have found is the best way to get over something embarrassing quickly?? Tell everybody you know. So that is what I have done.

Have Fun.


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