When Claralynne was due, my parents were in town for her birth. I was on a bit of a deadline to perform, as they were only in town for two weeks. We tried everything to get me into labor, I did squats daily, took Castor oil....twice (I don't recommend it). We walked up and down the streets of my neighborhood and the isles of my local Wal-mart. NOTHING worked. Lightheartedly, my Mom decided she needed some convincing. Don't ask how we decided painting my toenails pink was the answer. We just figured it would convince her to come out. Claralynne came the next day. Today I painted both our fingers and toes with the very polish I used then. She looks so adorable, I told her it was her initiation to girlhood.