Friday, May 28, 2010

Prepare to Be Humbled

Recently, a friend of mine (who's about to welcome a beautiful little girl into their family) asked if she could put me on speed dial for parenting advice. I'm going to respond with my new motto for moms, "Prepare to Be Humbled".

For months, I have been working off all the baby weight that Miss M so graciously left behind. And I've been pleased with the progress I've made to this point. With a couple of Weight Watchers gold stars under my belt, my goal is in sight (still a long way off, but in sight, nonetheless).

So, I bought myself a cute little sundress the other day. It was on sale and it was in a bright, summery color. I loved the empire waistline and the comfy cotton material, a style that made it a perfect piece to dress up for work or throw over a swimsuit for the beach.

I was really excited about it. Until Drew got really excited when I was wearing it the other day. He gasped out loud, pointed toward my belly and said, "MOM! You have another baby in your tummy - YEY!!!!"

Uh... No I don't.

"Yes! Yes you do! LOOK!"

My son poked at my post-baby belly, pointing out what was apparently obvious.

I'm sorry to disappoint you, son, but I do NOT have another baby in my belly. That's just leftover from Miss M.


I walked quickly to the kitchen (with no small amount of horror on my face) and relayed the conversation to my husband.

I turned and walked out of the room as he began lecturing Drew, but all I caught was the beginning ("Buddy!! Never ever EVER EVER...)

So, I'm looking for that roll of duct tape again for him. And something with the words "Control Top" for me, I guess!


Christy said...

I don't know if my comment saved, but H said the same thing to me the other day! Definitely discouraging. You are NOT alone though! :) And I think you are looking great! Kelly W. told me one time that it's just skin. ;)


I laughed my self silly but at the same time am admiring your maturity as a parent and young woman! It was only recently that I discovered how humiliating parenting is. Just think of how humble you'll be when you hit my age!