Wednesday, August 20, 2008

So not two thumbs up...


I can't believe I let this one slide. Did anyone catch this quote from Matthew McConaughey on his wife's labor experience?

"We found a great rhythm. Contractions started kicking in. I sat there with her, right between her legs. We got tribal on it, we danced to it! I was DJ-ing this Brazilian music. We were jamming! No painkiller, let's go!"

Okay, I have so many things to say, first and foremost being that I would have beat the living shit out of my husband if he'd attempted to "jam" at any point during my 12 hours of back labor. I did not want to dance or get tribal and I definitely didn't want to listen to anyone futzing around with the CD player while I pushed a head the size of a bowling ball down my vaginal canal. All I wanted was a hot bath and a goddamn epidural. More power to his woman for not giving him a big fat kick in the face while he was there between her legs (seriously, I would have killed the man) but if Matt had done anything other than stay supportive and (most importantly) on the other side of the room, he would never have emerged unscathed. (Actually I have no idea what he did during labor. All I remember is paaaaaaain.)

8 comments:

elisava said...

i read this too, and gotta throw bullshit flags all over it.

it would be interesting to hear what the big m had to say if he was in the one in labor. i know all men are different, but in my experience, any time a guy even sprains his ankle, it's a national freakin emergency.

if his lady has been blessed with incredibly easy labor (candles, whalesong, tribal drumming) in addition to her fabulous good looks... well, now i just want to slap her...!

elisava said...

i read this too, and gotta throw bullshit flags all over it.

it would be interesting to hear what the big m had to say if he was in the one in labor. i know all men are different, but in my experience, any time a guy even sprains his ankle, it's a national freakin emergency.

if his lady has been blessed with incredibly easy labor (candles, whalesong, tribal drumming) in addition to her fabulous good looks... well, now i just want to slap her...!

elisava said...

sorry, didn't mean to publish twice... commenting while nursing the baby...

Missy said...

Yeah I got tribal with my birth experience, I yelled my tribal chiefin goddamn head off because it hurt like a motherf@!#%^&*&

So all I have to say to MM is LIAR LIAR TRIBAL PANTS ON FIRE!!!

Maybe he was high.

Ali said...

Amen to you both. Thank god that man's cute, that's all I have to say.

pursuedbyabear said...

All I can say is he's rich and he spends a lot of time out of the house. Guess you have to put up with some crap for that. Although he would have needed a hospital bed for himself had he done it with me.

Woman with a Hatchet said...

Why is anyone interviewing HIM, anyway? Shouldn't they be asking HER?

Oh, he's The Face to the media in their relationship, huh? Oh well!

You know, I don't think you've EVER given us the ACTUAL birthstory.

*taptaptap*

Ali said...

I've gotta work on that... It's a doozy. (Although after hearing Missy's tale, mine seems like a walk in the proverbial park.)