When you become a mother, especially when you are breastfeeding, you realize that the "culinary" well being of your infant depends pretty much entirely on you.
So when you get a chance to see the play Naissance (Birth) you have two options: 1) pump milk that your husband will give to your baby with a little cup 2) bring the baby and the husband with you and hope that things will go smoothly!
Today, we did a little "test-drive" with the kiddo: having lunch at a casual restaurant. Let me tell you that I was very nervous. I know that a screaming baby can annoy the crap out of people and I'm not mentally strong enough at the moment to argue with anybody! Luckily, Alice slept pretty much the entire time.
I know, going to the theater with a 6 week old baby is pretty suicidal but considering the nature of the play I think that I'm willing to take the risk. And the babysitter...um, I mean Dan...can always go for a little walk with Alice if she gets cranky.
Anyway! Naissance (Birth) is a documentary-style play based on over one hundred interviews conducted with mothers across America about their birth experiences. It has been performed to sold-out audiences throughout the world. Basically, it is the Vagina Monologues of childbirth! The goal of the play is to improve childbirth choices and put mothers at the center of their birth experiences. This should be pretty interesting...especially a few weeks after giving birth.
So, should Alice come to the theater or stay at home with daddy?