I decided to put Thankful Thursday's off for a week, simply because I think yesterday's post pretty much summed most of it up. Besides, I've got something else on my mind today. Random pregnancy things. Go FIGURE. None of you are surprised.
I've noticed that people are generally nervous for pregnant women, and I totally get that...I do. Everyone is worried about the baby, and worried about your well being. It's a time when people will tell you it's okay to sit back, relax, put your feet up and watch tv for hours...because, "you need to rest, its good for the baby and for you." They will tell you its okay to forsake house chores, cooking dinner, and doing 'strenuous' tasks, because, "you're pregnant!"
While I know all these things are true at times, I totally struggle with it, for two reasons.
1. I can't just NOT do these things.
2. Who the heck else is gonna do it?
I have two art shows coming up at school, so I've been busy in the hallway trying to get the 1st graders art hung. It's a big job, I'm not gonna lie--and a LOT of prep work.
So, while I'm out there, stapling away, standing on benches to reach to the utmost points of the bulletin boards, and rolling masking tape like its my job (well, I guess it IS my job)...other teachers come walking by....
and I hear....
"Oh MY! You be careful my dear. Take it EASY!"
"Oh sweetie, you really need some help with that."
"Promise me you'll be careful! We'd hate to see something happen to you!"
"You shouldn't reach too much while pregnant, hun...careful of all that reaching!"
[Seriously? I actually never heard 'reaching' was bad...but...meh...what do I know?!]
"Are you sure you should be doing that??"
Okay, okay...I GET it. People get worried about the general well-being of a pregnant lady. I GET IT. But, what I don't get is that if I DON'T do it, who the heck will?! I mean, obviously I'm being careful, taking my time, being mindful of my balance as much as possible--but honestly!? Don't tell me I shouldn't be doing something unless A.) you're going to help...or B.) you've got another solution for how-the-heck this is gonna get done! Also, I'm truly not handicapped. I get that I should not overdo it, and I try my best to spread out the work-load of big tasks.
Am I nuts? I could be. I totally could be.
It almost ruffles my feathers a bit.
Okay, I'm done now.
On another note, still pregnancy related....
Yesterday it snowed here a bit, so I wore my ugg-like boots. No, I don't own a real pair because honestly...I'm just not a boot girl. But, on days where its a bit slushy or snowy they come in handy.
So on the way out of school yesterday, I was walking next to a co-worker. THAT co-worker actually (the one who normally is filled with lots of nasty things to say about me). There was a tiny bit of water on the ground, and my stupid boots have hardly any traction on them...and DOWN I went. Straight on my knees, on the hard school floors.
There was a lady walking behind me, and some of my good co-worker friends down the hall. The co-worker next to me extended a hand, and caused a bit of a scene-along with the lady behind me.
"Oh my WORD, are you OKAY!??!?!?!"
Of course by this point, everyone turned and saw that there was a pregnant.chick.on.the.ground. People naturally FREAK OUT about this. I know that firsthand, now. I got up with a tiny assistance from someone, was actually FINE...just had slightly sore knees.
But, good heavens.
It was kind of embarassing. But? I guess it would have been more embarassing had I fallen and not been pregnant, because everyone knows its funny when anyone else falls....
but it is NOT funny when a pregnant chick takes a dive.
So? At least no one laughed at me.
But-of course I laughed at myself.
What an interesting week this has been. Could it be over...now please?
Icing my knees, and drinking decaf coffee,