Yes, as some people have mentioned, I am usually a pretty good sport about the funny things people say. There is a very good reason for that. I suffer from open-mouth-insert-foot syndrome myself, so I feel the pain of the person who just said something really silly.
Here are my three strikes with other bloggers I’ve met recently:
1. We were discussing funny things people say about having several kids, since about two seems to be the norm these days. I told her the one that cracked me up the most was when I stopped by a garage sale and the question the lady asked me was, “Are they all from the same father?”
The blogger I had just met didn’t find it all that humorous, “Well, it does happen you know.” She has a blended family. Duh!
2. With this pregnancy everyone remotely close to me told me this just HAD to be a boy. My husband, kids, everyone was hoping it would be a boy. I was talking to a blogger that I had just met. She asked me how many children I have and if this pregnancy was a boy or girl. I answered, “Oh yes, I was just so relieved that this is a boy since that is what everyone wants.” She looked at me kind of strangely and didn’t say anything else. Come to find out she has eight children, seven of whom are girls. Way to go, Esther!
3. The above scenario played itself out as a double whammy. The other lady sitting close by that I had just been introduced to as well is pregnant with her eighth–all boys.
Is there any wonder I don’t have many friends? I say all the wrong things to all the wrong people! So yes, I very much understand this problem and am resolved that when someone says the wrong thing to me, I will see the humor and not take offense. I so appreciate when others do that for me!