Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Insightful Advice

I love how people hear pregnant or babies and assume it is you.

Today a teacher friend and I were talking about next year. I said that if I were pregnant I would be due in October. I said I were pregnant with twins I would take the year off. As I was saying all of this the librarian in came in putting an arm around me asking if I was. HA! I actually laughed. I said, "NOPE! It would be a miracle! I have tried for 4 years."

Here we go! I love advice! I love that I have tried for the past 4 years and don't know poop!

The lady said, "I have a friend who tried for 14 years. She didn't do any treatments and now has 4 kids. I told her husband that he needed to wear boxers and they now have 4 kids."

I laughed and said, "That would be nice but the doctor said that my insides look like a toxic waste dump."

I laughed again and she patted my back and said, "I am so sorry."

I laughed even harder in my head. MAN if I had only known about the boxer shorts!

I still haven't looked at my envelope. BUT I bet it will happen soon! D and I were going to check it out but we partook of too much wine!!!


snapshots said...

The boxer things just KILLS me.

Curly Mommy said...

I've learned so much from you.

A couple of weeks ago we were at Susan's (not her real name) house for a party. There was another couple there that has been trying to get pregnant for quite some time. She was about to do another round of IVF.

Susan was steadily giving advice. The lady, we'll call her Sally, graciously smiled and nodded. Then Susan asked me to give her some suggestions too.

I told her that I don't give advice to people struggling to get pregnant anymore.

Susan was shocked!

I then explained that my advice is really useless and only serves to frustrate. I told Sally that I would pray for her and that I hoped the IVF would go perfectly.

I told them about your blog.

Sally, if you are reading, I hope it worked!

kell said...

those comments kill me. i get very blunt like you as well and tell people i was born wrong and it cant be fixed. i'm sorry for those comments. you are always in my thoughts.

Wingman said...

That's why it should be okay to smack someone for blantent stupidity.