Only optimists choose to have home births.
This has been my long held opinion. I have even gone so far as saying that people who opt for home births are the most optimistic people on the planet. I'm amending my statement. The most optimistic people on the planet are:
a. people who choose to have home births, and
b. Kate Winslet.
I'm choosing to see Winslet's choice to marry for the third time in less than fifteen years -- to a man named Ned RocknRoll -- as optimistic. Not naive. Not foolhardy. Not setting oneself up for failure. Not suffering-from-Elizabeth-Taylor-syndrome.
I'm being very charitable.