Sunday, April 29, 2012

I dare you to say that again.

This weekend I was out and about with my boys while Natalie was spending the night at her cousin's house. We ran into a lady who looked our family up and down (sans Talie, obviously), pointed at my baby bump and said, "For your sake I sure hope that's a girl in there!"

Um. It's not.

Oh, and news flash, lady: It's none of your business. But because you're so inquisitive, I'll just let you know that I already love this little boy (whom I've never so much as actually laid eyes on) more than I could ever love a thousand little girls and I don't know why (even if we didn't already have a daughter) 3 boys would be considered a burden (or whatever was running through your mind).

Granted, I'm sure you were just saying that because girls are fun  blessings that happen to be completely different from boys (remember, I have one?) but they are certainly no better than boys. I have the children that God wants me to have - and there could not (honestly) be any others that I could possibly love more than the three four He's blessed me with.

Not to mention that my sons were standing right there listening to you say that and one of them asked me later why we wouldn't want another boy. [Break my heart.]

Anyway, I'm sure my frustration is just raging pregnancy hormones, but I'm impressed with how fast my protective Mama-Bear instincts came out... and I'm pretty sure God made us Moms that way on purpose - so next time, Ma'am, feel free to hold your tongue, mmkay? Thanks.


  1. I don't think your frustration was all pregnancy induced. I think you were right to be ticked. Some people...I swear (head shake).

    1. I know, right? I sort of just laughed it off at the time, but the part that made me the most mad was that she said it right in front of the boys - and they totally caught what she was saying. UGH.

  2. I really like it when people tell me "wow, you've got your hands full with those two" in that how-can-you-possibly-manage-two-hyper-boys tone. I even had one person tell me she couldn't handle two boys like mine...sometimes people just don't THINK

    1. That would make me SO MAD! I'd probably say (you know, later when I'm by myself practicing the things I *should have* said to her face), "Well that's probably why God didn't trust you with them - he knew you weren't up for receiving all the blessings that they pour out daily."