I'm a Big Girl Now

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I'm a Big Girl Now

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chicken-mdMy mom and I usually divide the cooking for Christmas but this year I cooked the whole dinner. My grandfather bought a chicken so I went to prepare it.

Now even though I am on the cusp of middle age I am averse to sticking my hand into dead animal's body cavities. So in preparing the hen to bake I told my husband:
"I may need you in a few minutes because I'm not sticking my hand up this chicken's butt."
"I understand."


So in a few minutes I called for him:
"I need you."
"Okay."


But then I gave myself a pep talk, did some deep breathing, and plunged in.
"That's okay. I did it. Woo Hoo I'm a big girl."
"Yay."


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ejourneys

I love TDM's metaphor. Good for you for taking the plunge! :D

Denise

You're no chicken. \r\n\r\n:)

Thedogmama

\"Applause, Applause!\"... Congratulations on being a big girl. I am smiling ear to ear.\r\n\r\nBut what a metaphor for being a caregiver don't you think? Taking a deep breath, giving oneself a pep talk and plunging right in.\r\n\r\nThanks for my smile of the day.