He told this story about the competitive parents in their birthing classes:
“My wife — she wasn’t righteous about it or anything — wanted to try natural, she wanted no epidural, and the other people … got really offended.”
“My wife was like, ‘We’re going to try and tough it out,’ and this guy was like, ‘What? You’re saying my wife’s not tough?’
“Huh? Who wants a tough wife? What are you talking about man? He was like, ‘Come on! Wrestle right now.’ He was like, ‘So what, you guys are going to have your baby in a bath tub or something? What, you like live in a hut or something.’”
The funny thing is, that I can totally imagine this happening.
His wife ended up having an epidural, but not before she tried to do it medication free for 16 hours.