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A Whole New Kind of Party

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A Whole New Kind of Party

Anyone who’s followed my column with even infrequent regularity knows Mr. Candy and I have enjoyed our fair share of partying.  (Translation: If it weren’t for the apples and oranges in sangria, we would have starved.)  Yes, we may have been drunkards, but at least we were realistic drunkards, waiting for the day we got the partying out of our systems to start a family.

Okay, so that day never came.

What can I say, we love the liquor! Almost as much as Skylar loves the boob.  But we forged ahead with Operation: Baby anyway and, lo and behold, when I spied those two pink lines on the pregnancy test, I developed a completely different kind of thirst — a thirst for a happy and healthy baby. You may remember that day…?  It was the day distillery stocks plummeted and my liver did a jig of relief.  Yes!  My liver!  Gettin’ jiggy with the anti-cirrhosis dance! It can viewed on YouTube to this day.

Fast forward to two days ago, when our newly expanded family celebrated Mr. Candy’s birthday with — wait for it… wait for it… — um, sandwiches and shakes at Johnny Rockets.   Don’t be jealous of our glamorous life, y’all.   Now it’s all about bottomless fries instead of bottomless drinks.  And, as you can see, the only person who passed out at this party was Skylar.   (Those boob-tinis get her every time.)

When I laughed about how much things had changed, Mr. Candy just smiled:  “Skylar’s the best gift you could have given me.”

And, given the way he sucked down his Oreo milkshake, that was a close second.

Happy Birthday, Mr. Candy.

Because sharing is caring, as I tell my kids. (Except my wine. Never my wine.)
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Candy Kirby is the founder of The Laughing Stork and a professional fun-maker who will never stop chasing her lifelong dream: to find the Pomeranian or porn star after whom her parents must have named her. A humor columnist for Disney, Nickelodeon, Scary Mommy, Reductress and Redbook, she also used to be a staff writer for the soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful, where she penned many scripts featuring prolonged heated stares and countless “Who’s the Daddy?” story lines. Candy lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two young kids and three rescue Persian cats, the latter of whom are the real brains behind this operation (so send all complaints to them).

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