I am learning that sometimes people just don’t know what to say, or can’t help themselves from saying what they want to say… Thus continues a compendium of the funny/odd/weird/tasteless/forthright things people have said to me whilst in “the family way”.

Number 10:
a few weeks ago i had lunch with a very dear friend. i love her because we spend most of our time laughing, and have created our own language of jokes… it’s always great to see her.

she was telling me about her “Pickles” routine… i thought this had something to do with the legend (or FACT!) that pregnant women love/crave pickles… but she informed me differently.

she said that as she inched closer to each of the three due dates in her subsequent pregnancies, she always worried about her water breaking while shopping at the grocery store. so, first stop was to pick up a jar of pickles and carry them around with her. in the event that her water should break while browsing, she planned to simply drop the jar of pickles, feign an apologetic look toward the stock-boy and rush out of there– blaming the leak on the pickles and not the start of labor.

this cracks me up! not sure if i’ll try it…. but hilarious all the same!

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