Today was a roller coaster of emotions. We got an offer on the house that we couldn’t come to an agreement with the buyer on so we had to let the offer go. I was so excited followed by so down and frustrated. It was rough. But my sister encouraged me and made me laugh.
My sister cracks me up. We gave birth to our three babies at home. In case you don’t know… when you give birth at home.. you still have all the “stuff” from after the birth, such as the placenta. I never threw our placentas away because it partially seems wrong but more so because I just didn’t want to do that to the garbage men! Can you imagine if that trash bag accidentally ripped open and fell onto their feet? UGH Ugh ugh. I can’t even go there. Ok, so I just did… but still!! So I do what every normal person would do with their placenta’s and I froze them. Really we meant to save them only until we were able to bury them but like all things in my freezer, they were forgotten and left there for years. Then when Hurricane Ike hit and we lost power for a week, we quickly buried the two placentas we then had in the front yard since everything was defrosting. If you think that the trash bag story was gross, just consider a defrosted placenta after a week story.
I’m not going to tell you where Princess Newbie’s placenta is at. Just know that the last time my mother in law started to take it out of the freezer to let it defrost, thinking it was meat….. we quickly told her to put it back in. I’ll get around to burying it one day. (Most people bury it under a pretty bush or tree)
My sister, Julia, likes to harass me about the placentas in my yard. Over the years she’s slowly accepted our wacky way of life and now she just pokes fun at it. She called tonight to congratulate me on the offer, not knowing that it had fallen through. She must have sensed the defeat in my voice beause she was quick to go into the old Kralka family comedy routine. I was blessed enough to be born into a family of hilarious comedians, or so they think.
The thing that really truly cracked me up is one of her suggestions… You know how people have the For Sale signs in their yard with the big red “POOL” banner across the top? She suggested we get one of those but replace it with “PLACENTA”. According to her, placentas are a big draw and people will be flocking to buy a house with a few placentas in the yard.
Now.. I don’t know if I’m really onto something here or not… Some people choose to bury catholic saints upside down in their yards but as for us… we’re stickin’ with the placentas.
If our house sells tomorrow, you know why….