Apr 15, 2009

Things I would have appreciated someone telling me before I had 5 kids, but of course, no one bothered to tell me!

When a woman announces that she is "with child" she becomes a magnet for information and advise.

Her mother tells her about the way she felt when she was pregnant.
Her friends give her all their helpful tips for combating morning sickness.
They tell her where to find the cutest maternity clothes.

When she starts to look pregnant, even strangers begin to share their knowledge with her.
Women in the grocery store checkout line suddenly feel comfortable sharing intimate details about their bodies.

The mom-to-be hears the pros and cons of breastfeeding, vaccines, organic baby foods, TUMS, the OB departments of all the local hospitals & how to avoid the dreaded stretch marks.

But there are many things that no one bothers to tell you!
Things that it would be really REALLY nice to know!
It's kind of like some sick initiation into some super-secret sorority.. It's HAZING! And I'm pretty sure congress outlawed hazing for a reason!
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2 amazing comments. Talk To Me!!:

Mom said...

If the truth were told... far less children would be born!!!

Elyse said...

Haha, well, I have no children yet, but I went ahead and read your article anyway. You had me laughing so hard--it's amazing how you can make even the most uncomfortable problems hysterical! Hopefully, one day, I can put your information to good use.

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