In a bit of departure from my modus operandi, I actually sat down this afternoon and did my homework for class. Which was a kind of beneficial learning experience, if I do say so. (Imagine that!) Although it did lead to the formation of a new theory: that a student of Bradley could answer every question with the word ‘relax’ and still receive a passing grade. Well, I only answered half of the questions with the word ‘relax’ (or one of its cognates), and copied the rest of the answers straight out of the book, so I passed with flying colors. Which means that I received my gold Official Coach Card. That’s right, folks, I am a Trained Labor and Birth Coach in the Bradley Method ™. Seriously. Our instructor signed my membership card and everything. So I’ll probably present my card to our doctor and see if she has any questions about childbirth or anything. Right before she invites me to leave.