So...yes, the article!
Definitely check this out, 10 Ways to Piss Off a Pregnant Woman. It is hilarious! I can't even pick a favorite one. They're all so true. As a pregnant momma myself, I've started to hear these same things. Granted, it's not as bad as it was the first time around with Little Olive. Number 8, for example, has been the big one. People comment on how big or small they think I am already. At 17 weeks, I admit I am not as enormous as I was with L.O. (But maybe I'm just carrying differently. Or maybe this baby doesn't have legs. That would affect her/his size, right?) People ask when my due date is and then start calculating in their heads how big I really should be by now. They then assume I have my conception date wrong...I mean, who can trust a young mom to know about things like that anyway?
I'm actually telling the truth. With my first pregnancy, people said I got my conception date wrong...or that I thought I got a period when I really didn't. (Oh, I'm serious.) After all, how could a healthy, 8lb baby be born three weeks early!? Um...the same way a healthy 11lb baby can be born at full term. And maybe because I ate like a horse my entire pregnancy.
How do I feel about Number 10 (touching a pregnant belly)? I don't mind too much. If you're family or friend, it's probably okay - just ask first, or else I might just reach out and touch yours so we're equal. If you're a stranger/creeper, it's probably not okay.
Number 7 is really good. "Just wait until the baby comes." Because after that your. life. is. over. I see this in all situations, not just pregnancy. It almost seems like people don't want you to be happy! Or maybe they can't be happy until they make sure you're as miserable as they are.
"I'm so excited to get married!"
Just wait till you're sick of your husband.
"I can't wait to graduate and get a real job!"
You say that now. In a year you'll be wishing you were a kid again.
"I'm loving this sunshine!"
Seriously? I am way too hot.
"I bought a new car today! It's awesome."
Now watch your insurance rates skyrocket.
"Yes! New cell phone. Totally excited."
Keep it away from the baby or else they'll puke on it.
"Look at this picture of my cute child."
...What is she WEARING?
"I'm actually getting along with the dog! Hooray."
No, you're not. You're lying.
|This is what I got when |
typing"glass half full"
into google images.
They're so creative.
So if you notice someone being optimistic about life, don't squash their happiness simply because you're miserable.
If you notice someone being optimistic, learn from them! The glass can be half full. They can find the bright side of things. There's always a silver lining.
Your job today is to pass along a positive, hopeful, happy piece of life. You can do it, I promise. :)