“…all cheese is the best cheese.”
Kai was an apprentice at Brookhaven in 2015-2017 and returned in October 2018 after a brief break. One really cool tidbit about Kai is that her mother was a midwife for years. When our head midwife Misty was an apprentice, Kai’s mother was one of her preceptors! We were thrilled to have her back last fall and it will be bittersweet when she finishes her apprenticeship in the coming months. Anyone who has had a prenatal with Kai knows that she brings joy to every appointment. Keep reading to gain some insight into the inner workings of her mind.
What movie would be greatly improved if it was made into a musical?
All things are better as musicals. I wish my life was a musical.
If your five-year-old self suddenly found themselves inhabiting your current body, what would your five-year-old self do first?
When I was 5 I wanted to be a midwife, so 5-year-old Kai would be pretty stoked.
What are some things that are okay to occasionally but definitely not okay to do every day?
Staying in bed all day. Sigh. Ain’t gonna happen.
What is the most embarrassing thing you have ever worn?
In 7th grade, I had a sequined cowboy hat. Middle school is hard.
What is the funniest joke you know by heart?
Next time you see me ask me in person, ask about this joke because it is hilarious! You’ve just got to hear it out loud.
What are the unwritten rules of where you work?
If there’s an unwritten rule it doesn’t stay unwritten for long. We love our protocols!
What’s the best type of cheese?
Don’t make me pick. The answer is all cheese is the best cheese.
How many chickens would it take to kill an elephant?
One very clever chicken.
Is a hotdog a sandwich?
What would be the worst thing for the government to make illegal?
Midwifery! They’ve tried before.
Which body part do you wish you could detach and why?
My head so it can just keep sleeping haha.
If you were held at gunpoint and told that if you didn’t impress them with your dance moves you would be killed, what dance moves would you bust out?
I don’t mean to brag but not only would I survive but this gun-slinging maniac would be forever changed and finally accept peace and love into their heart. Violence is not the answer, people. [Having seen Kai’s dancing, I can confirm this to be true. -Alice]
What two totally normal things become really weird if you do them back to back?
Delivering a baby at Brookhaven and then heading back over the mountain to Charlottesville and working a shift at my other job at Brazos Tacos. It’s not “weird” but it definitely changes the perspective and makes for an odd day.
If peanut butter wasn’t called peanut butter, what would it be called?