we do it for free

Our oldest child turns 19 today.

I remember when we had her….after a big tiring day and night at the hospital in Asheville.

(Saying “we had her” is like saying that the Dr. “delivered her”…..I seem to remember that Jenny did all the real work…)

When Zoe finally arrived, the doctor held her up and said, “So…Daddy. What did you get?”

You would think that he’d have a lock on that information by that stage of the game, but I guess that he needed an expert to weigh in…

The umbilical cord was in the way of the “information center”…so I tentatively said, “Ummmmmm….a boy?”

When he shifted the cord a little, I could see that it was Zoe.

“Ahhhhh….A GIRL!!!”

I had two chances to get it right….and I nailed it on the second one.

(I do know what an umbilical cord looks like…it just obscured my vision, that’s all….)

I found this video to help her celebrate.

Happy Birthday, Zoe!!

I hope that you enjoy DoctorKC.

He has other videos on YouTube….so if you like this one, you’ll have more to choose from later.

Apparently, you can also hire him (for a fee) to come to your party and liven things up.

I hope I didn’t give away the surprise.


I’d sing “Happy Birthday” to you all day long….and unlike DoctorKC, I wouldn’t even charge you a single rupee.


About Peter Rorvig

I'm a non-practicing artist, a mailman, a husband, a father...not listed in order of importance. I believe that things can always get better....and that things are usually better than we think.


we do it for free — 2 Comments

  1. Thanks for the wonderful birthday pot! DoctorKC has some talent right there. I think I will hire him for your next birthday!