Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Oh, you *must* coupon!

Dental Hygienist (which, from now on, I will address as H): When is your baby due?

Me: In October

H: How nice!  Is this your first?

Me: No.  It's my fourth.

H: Fourth?!?  Really?  Were they ALL planned?

Me: Um....  I mean, we, um, always wanted four kids.

H: Really?  Four?  That seems like a lot.

Me: Yeah.  My husband and I only have one sibling between the two of us. We wanted a big family.

H: So your done after this one, right?

Me: yes, as far as we know.  We wanted four kids.

H: I could never have that many.  I just don't know how you do it.  Like the Duggars.  They have too many, in my opinion.

Me: well, it would be hard.

H: So, do you stay at home?

Me: Yes.

H: Oh, you must coupon, then!

Me: A little, I guess.  I'm not crazy with it it, but I try.  I have friends who are much better at it than me.  I just don't have time or the energy with 3 kids to run from store to store.
H: Oh, I don't do coupons.  I don't have time, either.  But, I do shop at night.

Me: After the kids go to bed is normally when I run/walk.

H: I get up at 4:30 to do that.  Wait.  You still run?  I'd be scared to death something would happen.

Me: I just stopped running around 20 weeks.  I still sneak in a few minutes here during my walks.

H: Here comes the Dr.  (to the dr) Dr. C!  Guess what!  This is her FOURTH baby!  Her FOURTH!

End horrific, uncomfortable scene.

(I can hardly restrain myself from posting the snide remarks I was making in my head.  I'm sure you can imagine them, too.)


d e v a n said...

Oh gawd. I don't know WHAT it is about going from 3 kids to 4 but it's like the whole world suddenly thinks your family goes from "slightly above normal" to "freak show."
You'll never be able to walk through the grocery store again without comments about it. gah.

Also, 4 does not = 19 or whatever it is the Duggars have. Sheesh.

Kristin said...

Some people just dont get it do they? I think we are probably done but when people ask and I hesitate or Dominic says we never say never they appear horrified that we would even consider it! Love on your great big family and be proud!! :):)

Leza said...

Oh boy. Isn't it always nice the things people say to pregnant women without thinking? It's like we're an open book for comments. I have had a lady (during a close intimate party at a mutual friends house) ask if I was 8 months (I was 5.5 at the time) and say I looked like I was ready to pop. I also had a man ask if it was twins.

It's always uncomfortable when those kind of people open their big mouths. Sorry it was an uncomfortable dental appointment.

P.S. You're still the best :)

Shoeaddict said...

How very rude of her!! I think 4 kids is AWESOME.