There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of stupid people asking questions. Pregnancy brings out the worst in everyone. It doesn’t affect just the mother. For some reason, everyone gets stupid around a pregnant woman. People see a bulging belly, and all of a sudden common sense and decency are out the window. Think about it: what if that woman you had a this-is-too-much-information-in-the-grocery-line conversation with wasn’t even pregnant?
If you’re one of those people (bless your heart) that just has to ask really personal questions to a pregnant woman, ask yourself this. If this woman wasn’t pregnant, would the conversation still be appropriate? Would you still rub her belly if she wasn’t pregnant?
Consider this: She knows how big she is. You don’t have to comment. She is not a troll. There is no jewel in her bellybutton that is supposed to be lucky, so don’t rub it. Don’t talk to the belly – it’s weird (unless you’re the daddy – then it’s sweet).
I wanted to make a list of all the stupid questions I’ve been asked. Let’s take a poll to see which one you think is the worst.
I included, “How are you?” in the poll, because it always bothered me. “I’m as big as a house. How do you think I’m doing??” Maybe that was just very angry hormones talking. I’m not mad at these people for asking questions. And no, I didn’t always mind the conversations with strangers. But seriously, a little common sense can go a long way. I’m not sure why I’m writing this now. No, I’m not pregnant – don’t even ask!
So, what’s the worst thing you’ve ever been asked?