Thursday, December 6, 2007

Just not my day...

Here are the highlights (not) of my work day yesterday:

1. Proud new dad on parental leave drops by the office with his baby daughter, age 5 months, resplendent in pink. And I got to share the elevator with them as they were leaving, those big innocent blue eyes fixed on me the whole trip down.

2. 20-something co-worker (who knows nothing of my reproductive history) tells me her 20-something friend, 8 months pregnant, is upset -- because she can't go to a BAR tonight!! Says my co-worker, "she says she feels like she can't do anything anymore" because of the pregnancy.

I (barely) keep my jaw from dropping to the floor and (barely) restrain myself from saying what I REALLY think (i.e., how many people do I know -- in real life & online -- myself included -- who would do anything to be in her shoes & be 8 months pregnant with a healthy baby??) and mutter, "Tell her she'd better get used to it!" (At least my co-worker seemed to feel this woman was being ridiculous too.) I feel sorry for the baby already...

3. Escape to the food court for tea -- and encounter a dozen toddlers from the office tower's daycare centre out with their caregivers for their afternoon stroll, admiring the Christmas tree in the atrium. So cute. So heartbreaking.

3 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness. Hope you are now safely at home away from that craziness. #2 would have done me in too. It is a good thing at least that your co-worker was telling you in that manner, instead of a "isn't that cute/funny?" kind of way. I recently heard a pg. mom complain about her baby moving too much!! Luckily, I just overheard it and it wasn't said directly to me. I may have cracked.

    Just curious, how did you react to baby in the co-worker scenario? I'm wondering because somebody actually said something to me when I didn't "fuss" over my co-workers baby.

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  2. http://southcitysadie.typepad.com/Thursday, December 06, 2007 10:45:00 PM

    When it rains, it pours. Sorry you had a veritable thundershower of babies.

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  3. what a difficult day :( Sending you virtual hugs, red wine & chocolate. I hope tomorrow is a better day.

    Andie

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