Friday, October 8, 2010

I Know.

I am huge and we still have 9 more weeks until Cinco arrives. I look as though I should have delivered this sweet little girl (and she will be sweet) a couple weeks ago. I know this. I know this because I look like a redneck with a beer belly and have grown out of my maternity tops and now have to go shopping. I know this because I have to see myself in the mirror and in pictures. I know. I know.

That is why I am not in need of the comments, the shocked facial expressions I have to experience after I tell people when I am due, all the "wows", and the "oh my's", and the "are you sure there's just one in there's".

It is tiresome, especially because the general public believes it is okay to say these things in front of my children who are almost always with me.

Moral of the story? The next time you are in the parking lot at the grocery store and see a very preggers woman handling her four children and two grocery carts...well, perhaps instead of stating the obvious you could help her out instead of standing there, forcing her to call on every ounce of restraint and speak kindly to you as she's negotiating carts and kids and car seats on a warm day. Instead, say "let me help you" and maybe put a bag or two of produce in the car. Unless you're creepy. Then just keep walking.


Lani said...

What is it about a pregnant woman that seems to cause people to lose their "filter"?
Dark sunglasses, avoid eye contact:)

JenHahn said...

Oh dear. Maybe it's time to lose your filter and let people have it when they say stupid things. But then they probably won't help you with your groceries.
Anyone who goes to the grocery store when she is more than 30 weeks pregnant deserves some kudos. Anyone who goes to the store 30 weeks pregnant with multiple children in tow deserves a parade. You're awesome.

Brooke said...

Oh my goodness! You need a medal. Don't they have online grocery shopping there? :) I feel like I need to do that just with 2!