Monday, 1 June 2009
You just said what?
Had a rough time this weekend, spent a few hours at the public house and towards the end felt like I was being barraged with inconsiderate comments (from mainly strangers) about the size of my bump. They ranged from the relatively mild "really? 2 more months? You look like you could go into labour any day now" to the so beyond socially acceptable there should be a new word for it "I'd hate to be your partner with the amount of expletives that are going to come out of your mouth while you're pushing out that giant baby".
After a good rant to the important woman folk in my life I'm feeling better and have certainly loved the advice on how to respond.
"I bet your mom shouted expletives too - after seeing your face!"
"You can take my bump and suck it"
Tell em you're not having a baby, you're just fat. That'll shut em up. Then ask them if they have any chocolate.
Instead I just laugh along, pat my belly, then waddle off home to cry. So I'd love to hear more advice - whether used or not, it feels very therapeutic!