My daughter: Mom, I liked it better when we didn’t have to do any of the cleaning.
Me: You mean you liked it better when all you did was play, and I did all the work?
Me: I like that idea. I did it for a long time. Now it’s your turn to do all the work and I’ll just play… (If only!)
A lady who saw me for the first time about a week and a half after I had Bobby: Oh Esther, you look….skinny…ER!
Me: Yeah well not much huh?
Lady: Yeah ha ha!
(I don’t think she meant to be insulting at all! It makes me laugh!)
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I hope you and your family are doing well. I like that you can have a sense of humor about the ‘skinny’ comment, and I guess you could say it’s a nicer comment than “are you pregnant” when you’re not…would you agree? Just a thought….
@Erin Hi! Oh I think I would find them equally funny. I’m not easily offended. Someone pretty much has to be trying to offend me!
LOL! I like the conversation you had with your daughter. That was funny, but your come back was even better. What was her last reply? Congrats on the new baby!
you and your daughter have very witty and funny conversations, and from what you have shared,i am sure she is going to be a smart kid.
Susan Evans says
I had someone ask if I was pregnant once, when I wasn’t. I hadn’t just given birth either. You’ve seen how skinny I am. I just looked at them like they were stupid. LOL
@Sonia, She just gave me a look and kept sweeping. 🙂
@Susan, That is too funny!
Love the convo with your daughter! 🙂
The other lady must have felt really dumb! I know I do when I put my foot in my mouth like that! 🙂
Funny, Esther! Are you familiar with Brian Regan, comedian? He has a funny bit about asking a woman “When’s that baby due?” Of course, she’s not pregnanat. 🙂
Karen Dawkins says
I’ve had that conversation with my kids. I suggest that they could always get a job, move out and decide how clean they want their place to be. For some reason, they walk off in a huff and get back to work. I don’t understand — they have a choice. tee hee
About a week after my fourth child was born, we were at a church function just briefly. In the few minutes that we were there, a man walked up to me and said something like, “You should be meeting that baby any day now, shouldn’t you?”. I honestly wasn’t offended, but I stared up at him blankly and asked if he was saying I was fat since I had already delivered. He turned beet red and stammered some apology until I couldn’t take it anymore and busted out laughing!
I had a former co-worker who would ask customers when their babies were due. None of the women she asked were pregnant. She’d feel so embarrassed and say she’s never asking that question again. Until the next time. I’d always laugh so hard at how off her judgment was.
I had a couple of people, a few years ago, ask me when my baby was due. I’d put on some weight and did wear extra big shirts to try to hide it. (only made it worse) I’d explain I wasn’t pregnant, just fat. They’d stammer, “Oh, you’re not fat.” And I’d reply, “Yes I am if you’re asking me when my baby is due.” And then I’d bust up and tell them it was okay, I wasn’t offended.