*Warning: This post contains some sarcasm!
*Also! I am blaming pregnancy hormones!
Remember how, when you were in your first pregnancy, you received several "just wait" comments? Like how you will never have time for anything again or how you will never use that one toy you registered for? You know? Those "just wait" comments that kind of made you want to scratch out your eyeballs? Advice is one thing. I welcome advice. But the condescending "just wait"'s drive me nuts.
Sigh. Ladies, they don't go away with number two.
Here are a few of my recent favorites (and the sassy comebacks I never actually say...):
1) "JUST WAIT until you find out that Naomi is actually a BOY! And you have a GIRL nursery!"
Oh my gosh, we TOTALLY DID NOT CONSIDER THAT! Thank you, Captain Obvious. Then we will use our BOY bedding and our BOY toys and our BOY clothes! Since ... we ... already ... have ... a ... BOY.
2) "JUST WAIT until Naomi comes out as a strong-willed baby. Then you'll finally understand what it's like to have a tough child!!"
Firstly, if you honestly have time to think about these kinds of things, please use your time more wisely and come over and do my laundry, rather than wallow in spite. Secondly, we DO have challenges with Cub, we just choose to not make excuses for it. And Naomi will not get excuses, either. Thirdly, what?? Naomi will be DIFFERENT than Cub? They won't be one in the same?? Wow. There's truth to that whole birth order thing? We are all fearfully and wonderfully made?? Unique? Individuals? NO ONE TOLD ME!
3) "JUST WAIT until you try to lose your second baby weight! Mine took years!"
I'm not sure how to say this gently, but if it's been "years", it isn't baby weight anymore.
Okay. I just needed to vent a little. I understand that people enjoy giving "just wait" comments with all of the best intentions, but, you know. As I heard it quoted once, "The road to hell is paved with good intentions"!
Just let me learn it on my own, okay? And if Naomi is, in fact, a boy, who is a rebel-rouser at the age of one week, and I haven't lost the baby weight by the time he is ten, then I will give you one of the cookies I have been devouring as a coping mechanism!