Don’t You Know What Causes That?
Posted August 25, 2014 by Prairie Wife - 19 comments
Some of you may have noticed our new heading at PrairieWifeInHeels.com (and on Twitter and FB). Our “family” of shoes lined up in a row changes every few months along with the seasons. A few of our readers have noticed that there is an extra pair of shoes in our most recent lineup and inquired as to why…
Yup, it’s true, CowBaby5 is cooking in the oven as we speak! My due date is February 16th which puts me at 15 weeks pregnant today. The Cowkids are to the moon, and it’s really a tossup as to which Cowkid is the most excited. As a pregnant mother with four children already on the ground I’ve noticed that complete strangers often feel very comfortable coming up and asking me questions. So, I thought we could all save ourselves some time if I answer the most common questions here and simply direct them to PrairieWifeInHeels.com.
In true Prairie Wife style I have decided to put my actual answers to the questions as well as what I am really thinking and would really like to say…after all I’m all about honesty here.
Question: Don’t you know what causes that (keep in mind they usually are gesturing to my herd of children and shooting a disparaging glance at my swollen belly)?
Response: Small smile and fake laughter followed by “I guess not!”
Inner Monologue: If you’ve seen The Cowboy in a worn pair of Wranglers, muddy boots, and a cowboy hat you’d know why we have so many kids! Or sometimes if I’ve having a bad day I would really like to say…Nope, could you please explain it to me? Or even better…why yes I do…followed by an explanation.
Question: Was it planned?
Inner Monologue: First of all even if it wasn’t it is none of your business. And second of all yes, every one of my children was very much planned and prayed for, we like kids around here!
Question: Why are you having more, you already had a boy and a girl?
Response: The more the merrier!
Inner Monologue: So if I only had boys, or just girls, it would be OK to keep going…but because I have my token boy and girl I need to stop? Also, the more kids the more help around the house when they get older (free slave labor)…not to mention each kid is a TAX BREAK. P.S. They are all bought and paid for, none of your hard earned tax dollars are funding my kids.
Question: Thank God it’s you not me! (that’s more of a statement not a question)
Inner Monologue: I mean what the heck am I supposed to say to that? In the two minutes you’ve seen me does my life look that terrible? And also, yes, thank God it is me…someone who is excited about having children and considers them blessings rather than burdens. P.P.S. Yes they all have the same dad, except for Cowgirl G…she’s from the UPS man (I love my Amazon Prime).
Question: Aren’t you exhausted all the time?
Response: Nope, it’s not my first rodeo!
Inner Monologue: Yes exhaustion is a hazard that comes with my job, and thank you for reminding me. Also, is that your way of offering to babysit for me?!
I have to add…I get that most of these are well intentioned but really…it would be nice to simply hear “Oh what a blessing you must be so happy!”
What questions have you been asked when pregnant that drive you nuts?!
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