PG/childraising conversation today...
||Thu, 03-27-2003 - 12:53pm
GRR! I don't like how the subject line is shorter. Anyway, the lunch table conversation was...weird to say the least. I was surrounded by coworkers who were all mothers (they have teenagers or adult children) as well as one pregnant coworker. And all they talked about was stuff that happened to them when they were pregnant. Things like: how much weight they gained, morning sickness, size of their babies, etc. And then they got started talking about potty training! GEEZ Louise. It's not like these people have 2 year olds. If I was 18 and knew my mom was sitting at the lunch table telling her coworkers a potty training story about me, I'd be furious. Then they got started on pacifier and blankie stories. And when I jumped in and said that my mother never ever allowed me to carry around a blanket because she didn't want me to be a "thumb sucking blanket toter." They all looked at me like I had tentacles growing from my ears. These people don't normally yammer on about kiddie stuff like this, but apparently today was the day to walk down memory lane. Almost an hour of this I had to endure.
Oh, and I had dinner with a coworker Tuesday. She has a 4 month old, and she (unintentionally, of course) gave me the best lecture for birth control ever because she got into graphic detail about various nasty physical things that happen with your body when you give birth and after. I told her she should go around and speak at middle schools.