Tuesday, November 6, 2007

A Not Quite Funny Story

As a sort of background, you need to know that we moved to the town we currently live in from a different state in late spring of this year. As a result, J started a new preschool in September and, for reasons I'll go into in another post, most of the parents do not know about Owen. So, I was at a mother's event the other day and a group of mothers began trading "war stories" of pregnancy and birth; who had an easy time, who had complications, etc. There is one particular mother who is one of those people who no matter what you talk about she has done it and better (or worse as the case may be.) I like her though and generally find it a funny aspect of her personality. Anyhow, of course, she was going on and on about how difficult her pregnancies were and all I could think is I could end this conversation right now. All I'd have to do is say some pithy like, "Oh yes, poor you, that does sound awful. My last pregnancy was relatively easy, that is, of course, until the baby died." As it was, I didn't say anything.

5 comments:

Clarissa said...

:-)

Carole said...

I hate those conversations. I wish I had a bunch of clever things to say...but I never think of them until after the fact.
~Carole

charmedgirl said...

i usually just say "it could be worse"...even though i know that's what an @ssh*le says.

Coggy said...

I never say what I want to say in those situations. Although it has become a bit of a secret joke between DH and I, the ultimate, hands down winner to any pregnancy conversation.

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