Have you ever put your foot in your mouth so badly that days later you still turn bright red when thinking about it? That’s where I am at right now. Get ready to lose all respect for me. Are you ready? Here goes – I just asked a woman who had already had her baby, WHEN SHE WAS DUE! Oh my God, I just hid under my covers after I typed that last sentence. It’s so horrible, right?!? Why am I even asking? I know how horrible it is! It’s right up there with…nope, it’s not up there with anything. It’s the worst question you can ask someone who is not pregnant! Ever!
Here’s what happened. My son went to school with a little girl whose mom was pregnant. I ran into this mom from time to time and always thought she was super sweet. I enjoyed our conversations and if I was going to be staying here longer I would have definitely tried to be her friend.
I saw her the other day for the first time in probably a month or two. She was by herself and I was with my son, so I was a little distracted (that’s still no excuse though). As she was walking up to me, I definitely had a moment where I thought, “Her belly looks smaller than it did the last time I saw her.” That should have been my big epiphany moment right there that she had already had her baby. Nope – as soon as the thought went into my head, it scurried right out.
We said hello and she asked me when we were moving. I told her. It was then my turn to ask a question. I could have asked her anything. How’s your summer going? How did your daughter like summer camp? Where did you get your earrings? Anything! I decided to ask her, “When are you due?” She looked at me funny and then politely said, “Oh, um, I already had my baby. Two weeks ago!”
F-CK! F-ckity f-ck f-ck! [Read more...]