One Direction’s Harry Styles called in, and Kellie could barely hold in her excitement! Hear what he had to say about Kidd, the MTV VMAs and One Direction’s new movie, This is Us, hitting theaters Friday August 30th.
You know what I did last night? Everything legally possible to get Kinsey to go into labor. She ate pineapple, but then we realized that you had to eat about 7-9 pineapples. So that probably didn’t work. I gave Kinsey a back massage, a foot massage, a leg massage, and a shoulder massage. We went for a walk and she walked with one foot on the curve, and one on the street. I guess that opens up the baby gate, or something crazy. We did some pumping… breast pumping, people. Geez! She did the exercise ball stretching. We were going to try castor oil, but that could potentially make ya be a secret agent #2, if you get my drift, and Kinsey didn’t want any of that action if she went into labor. But, according to about 80% of people on my Facebook, we were told sexy time is one of the best ways to get labor going, but that is tough to do with Cason running around. By the time he goes to sleep, Kinsey is ready to go to sleep too. So I won’t confirm, nor deny anything… but hopefully I get a call sometime this morning.
Why do I really want Chloé to be born today? Because it’s Kidd’s birthday! I figure this is be the best day to bring someone into this world. Instead of feeling sad, and missing Kidd, it would make me feel happy… but I still miss Kidd. Can’t really get around the missing him part. Plus, I know Kidd would have loved for Chloé to share his birthday with him, because I would absolutely never forget about his birthday due to the fact that forgetting your baby girl’s birthday is right up there with committing a felony. So, to honor Kidd, I will have “Bass Down Low” on repeat, mixed with some Nickleback jokes, play some Ed Sheeran on my guitar, and I will watch Tom Brady and be in awe of his hair and jawline tonight. Pretty cool that the Patriots play tonight. Kidd and I are not fans of the Patriots, but we definitely like Tom Brady and would have conversations about our mutual man crush on him.. Weird. So just make sure you send Kidd a lil “happy birthday” sometime during your day, it will make him smile up there
Pregnancy brain moment of the day? I opened up the pantry and noticed a container leaking all over the place. I realized it was ice cream, so this conversation took place:
Me: Kinsey, why is there ice cream in the pantry?
Kinsey: I don’t know.
Me: well, you did go to the store today.
Kinsey: Yeah, and you put the groceries away, remember?
Me: ohhhh… ma bad.
Kinsey: is the ice cream ok?
Hahahha! She was worried about the ice cream. Yes, the ice cream survived, it was put in the freezer, but did suffer some stickiness on the outside.
Thousands came out and hundreds of thousands who watched online as we publicly celebrated the life of Kidd Kraddick during the "Tribute to Kidd." We remembered how Kidd made us laugh, cry and inspired us to do more!
I personally have thought that Kinsey used “pregnancy brain” as an excuse for small lapses in judgement. Turns out, according to Kinsey, that “pregnancy brain” is a real thing. She looked it up in some app she has. It has to do with her hormones and with some blood blockage to the brain. I have not looked it up to verify it, because I find the things she is doing lately, to be completely hilarious. In the past couple of days, she has done things that just make me scratch my head in disbelief… but she has that “pregnancy brain” to fall back on, which can apparently last a few more months after birth. I am starting to wonder if you can be born with it. Here are a few of the weird, quirky, things Kinsey did:
1. Laundry: She is having lots of trouble with the washing machine. On Thursday, I heard her turn the washer on… after the washing machine ran its cycle, she asked me to throw the load into the dryer. So I walked into the laundry room, opened the washing machine, and yelled, “where are the clothes?!” Kinsey came into the room, looked into the machine, did a cute face palm, and said, “crap! I forgot to load the machine!” What a waste of water! The very next day… yes, the very next day, I got home and heard the washing machine doing work already. I joked and asked if she put clothes in it this time, and she just gave me that smirk that girls give when they wanna throw a few choice words at you. Machine finished, she walked in there, and then I heard her bust out laughing. I went in there to check it out. She had in fact loaded the machine this time… with three socks. That is it. Apparently, her sister called her when she was starting to load the machine, and she closed the lid and started it, for some odd reason.
Let’s move to the dryer. She loads the clothes in there, but then does not start the machine, and lets the wet clothes sit for over a day. Makes them smell like a 13 year old boy’s shoes. Yeah, we all know what those smell like.
2. Cooking: She has been craving pancakes the last month, so she gets down on them for dinner sometimes. I still like to eat some chicken. I keep it simple. Chicken with siracha hot sauce, some broccoli, and rice. Boom! No big deal. Unfortunately, I did not enjoy my food on Saturday because Kinsey poured maple syrup on my chicken and rice. I love maple syrup, but it doesn’t go well with chicken in my opinion. I still ate it, in case you were wondering.
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3. Husband abuse: Kinsey was going to her friend’s house. I help her load Cason into his car seat, because it’s tough for her to do it. So I went out there, strapped him in, gave her a kiss goodbye, and waved bye, as I watched her back up, and drive away. I walked back to our front door, twisted the doorknob, and realized that I was locked out. No shoes, no shirt… big problem. I also had no phone, no wallet, and no money, which totally makes it easy to get a locksmith to help out. I would have chased after her, but I realized that concrete is hot, and she was already to far to catch up to. So what did I do? I grabbed some of the mail in the mail box, and used the envelopes to walk on, as I walked three blocks to her sister’s house. There I am. Half naked, dropping an envelope, picking it up, turning around, and doing it again, just to cross the street, until I got to grass. I eventually made it to my sister in-law’s house, got the spare key, and headed back. Her boyfriend offered to give me a ride, but I declined, this way I could milk every bit of her mistake. I need a couple “get out of trouble with the wife cards”.
Never before have I had a need to find fun stuff to do and never before have I been less motivated to do something fun. But! As crass as the saying is sometimes, Life goes on. And if I’m going to start living my life again then I guess I’d better start shaving my legs.
One of the things I do when I’m down in the dumps is prop myself up in bed and watch mindless TV. I must be watching a lot of “single girl” television because all of the commercial breaks are filled with ads for dieting and online dating. And I always get sucked in by the online dating commercials showing these way-above-average-looking people finding everlasting love thanks to Whatever.com. So when I muster up the will to get out of bed for another bowl of Pirate Booty, I grab my laptop before heading back under the covers to fill out my online dating profile.
Of course, I never use my real name or post my picture, because if I post my picture, what’s the point of using a fake name? But I’m very honest when it comes to answering the online questionnaire, which just puts me in a worse mood because I realize how undesirable of an online match I am.
“Which outdoor activities are you most interested in?” The key word here is “outdoor.” When do I go “outdoor” for any extended period of time without slathering myself up in SPF 100?? It’s certainly not to do enjoy any of the alphabetically-listed options that are given: Automobiles, Basketball, Biking, Birdwatching, Camping, Fishing, Gardening, Golf, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Photography, Running, Sailing, Scuba Diving, Snow skiing/Snowboarding, Sports, Sunbathing, Surfing, Swimming, Tennis, Traveling and Water Skiing.
How horrible is it to leave every box unchecked?? It’s not that I don’t WANT to be that girl who digs birdwatching, but because of this online dating questionnaire, I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m unofficially the most uninteresting single woman in the world!
But I could use this as motivation to become a little more interesting, I guess. Maybe when the temperature outside dips to below levels of spontaneous combustion, I could take up jogging again. There’s just something so sexy to me when somebody says, “Had to cut my run short today…Only got in 10 miles…” That’s so stinking hot. And at least I’d have ONE box to check. But I’m still not using my real name or picture.
After a much needed weekend in Mexico, it’s back to work now. And the return flight was only 1 hour late. That’s probably the smallest delay that I’ve had in a while. But it’s always cool when you find out something about the person that you have been dating that you didn’t know. Man, it’s been almost 11 months that I’ve been dating Dr. Girlfriend. Where has the time gone? 11 months. WOW! That is something that even I don’t believe. It all started with a Pink Panty Shot. She told me that she almost didn’t date me at all. She said that I was late on our first Meeting at my bar and she was like if this dude can’t be on time for the first time that we are supposed to hook up, I was probably not the dude she wanted to hang out with. But I guess I made up for it. Here we are 11 months later. But the thing that I just found out is this…My girl, that works on people, cuts on people, fixes them and sews them back together. She has the nerves of steel and steady hands. What could she possibly be afraid of?
Well, she does have a fear…GRASSHOPPERS. She is way scared of grasshoppers. Why? She said because one jumped on her when she was a kid. Didn’t a grasshopper pretty much jump on all of us when we were kids? Well, regardless, that is her fear. My Dr. Girlfriend is afraid of grasshoppers. I found this out as we were walking to our condo in Mexico. She was so scared that she scared me. I thought that she had seen a ghost or something. She may have jumped about 5 feet off the ground. It was broad daylight and I was like: What? I was expecting her to say that she saw a dead body or something…Nope, it was a grasshopper. And once we turned around and walked a different direction to get to our room, we walked into our room, sat down and checked out the patio. And what was on the patio? Another grasshopper. NO, Baby… we can’t change hotel rooms because there is a grasshopper on our patio. Yes, she asked me that…I removed the patio and she calmed down. No, I failed to mention to her that I HATE Cockroaches…Shhh.
Well, we are officially part of “Dilation Nation”! Yay!!! Actually, more like “AHHHHHH!” We had our checkup yesterday, and we are only about 1cm right now. So, it could take a couple of more weeks. We have officially entered the “stay 5 minutes away from Kinsey at all times” stage… except for when I am at work, which is 10 minutes away, or 5 minutes if Kinsey is about to give birth. Her bag is packed, with about 95% pink stuff. The only thing she is bringing that is not pink are some yoga pants. She said she would bring her pink ones, but she thinks she might be overdoing it. When it comes to Chloe, everything is pink. Her socks, her onsies, her diaper covers, her leggings, her lil pants… everything! She says its because Chloe will probably be bald, and she doesn’t want people to think she’s a boy. Fair enough.
The only problem now is that until the baby comes, we have to go to the doctor every single week… and I don’t know how much you may know about “Dilation Nation”, especially if you are a dude, but in order to find out how far into Dilation Nation we are, the doctor has to… ummm… yeah… I know what that means he did. Pretty awkward to shake the hand of a man who just did what he did, while I watched what he did, as I held my kid. I rhymed. Good times.
I would not be where I am today without Kidd Kraddick. He went on a limb for me after American Idol and never turned back. He believed in my music and in me, and as long as I am around, I will be giving credit to him and stopping at nothing to further the cause of his beloved foundation Kidd's Kids. This was Kidd's favorite song by his favorite artist Ben Folds. He had a tattoo of 'The Luckiest' with music notes on his left bicep and he proudly showed it off to me the first morning I was on the air and he realized I shared the love for Ben Folds' music. May the legacy, laughter and love of Kidd Kraddick live on.
Looking back over the past couple weeks, I keep saying to myself, “Isn’t it ironic…” But then I wonder if Kidd would be mad at me for using the word “ironic” because one of his pet peeves was people calling something ironic when he believed it was nothing more than a coincidence. That’s why he was completely annoyed by that Alanis Morissette song because, he said, the only truly ironic lyric in that whole song is, “It’s like ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife.” He had a point.
But isn’t it ironic that his last Monday on the air, he decided that we should all take a day to do our deathbed confessions. He’d go first. I wish I hadn’t been so flippant when he was telling me how much he loved me and that he’d miss me the most. I try not to beat myself up too much about it because nobody knew what was coming and the whole premise of the bit was to be funny. But I still feel like a jerk.
And even though I’m convinced he didn’t know what was coming, it still feels like he was trying to cram every single thing he loved into his last 24 hours on earth. He shot craps. He partied on Bourbon Street. He did a bit. He even wore white pants and — miraculously — he kept them clean! The next morning, we all headed to a charity event benefitting the charity he founded and loved, Kidd’s Kids. And the absolute very last thing that man did on this earth was hit a couple of golf balls. How much more perfect could he have lived his final day?
Of course, there are things I wish I would’ve done differently that day. There are things I wish I would’ve said. But if I told Kidd how much I love him each and every time he left my line of sight, people would’ve started to question either the nature of our relationship or my sanity.
So I make myself feel better by remembering the last truly heartfelt conversation we had. It was about six months ago. I was long overdue for an epic meltdown and I had a very grand one, I must admit. But Kidd just laughed at me for being paranoid. And then he got all soft and reassured me how much he loved me…he told me how talented I was and said that the day I left him would be his last day on the air. How much did I love that man for that? I told Kidd that I should schedule a meltdown every six months so we could have more conversations like that. But here we are. I was just about to schedule that meltdown when he up and died on me.
On Saturday, I was talking with some friends and Emma Kelly was in the room. Just so you know, my child has mastered the art of acting like she’s not paying attention while actually hearing each and every word that is said. Someone in the middle of the conversation, one of us said, “I wish Kidd could’ve seen that.” And Emma Kelly piped up, “He did see it. He’s in Heaven and he can see everything.” The kid has a point.
So if Kidd can see everything, then I’m picturing him peeking over my shoulder as I type this — Thank you for everything, Kidd Kraddick. I love you.
After the tragic passing of Kidd, we got overwhelmed with requests for a shirt with Kidd’s famous sign-off: “Keep Lookin’ Up, ‘Cuz That’s Where It All Is!”
A few years ago, we had such a shirt, but it only featured the words, “Keep Lookin’ Up” and the KKITM logo. After asking everyone on Twitter if they wanted that shirt or a NEW shirt with the full sign-off, it was clear we needed to create a new shirt. It features a copy of Kidd’s signature as well. We hope that you’ll wear it proudly and celebrate Kidd’s life. At the same time you’ll help us continue his legacy because ALL of the proceeds from this shirt go to Kidd’s Kids! Click here to order yours
The cast of the Kidd Kraddick in the Morning show wanted us to share with you that they all came together today and had a great meeting about the show moving forward. They are all excited about continuing Kidd's legacy and are ready to get back on the air at B97 this Monday, August 5th.
The show will, of course, be a little different...but it's going to be funny...it'll be about what's happening in the world...and yes, it will probably be emotional.
Many people have asked if it will still be called "Kidd Kraddick in the Morning." The answer is yes. Everyone gave this a lot of thought, but the bottom line is that Kidd put together this show and in every way, it is still a piece of him. It is still Kidd Kraddick in the Morning.
We hope you'll join Kellie, Big Al, J-Si and Jenna as they help you get through your mornings on B97. And in doing so, you'll help them get though their mornings as well.