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This weeks edition of Tova’s Totally Awkward Tuesday is a little different for me. It’s not exactly one particular story. It’s like the story of my life (ok, being slightly dramatic I suppose).
So what is it about being in your mid-twenties that makes people assume that I must be pregnant every time I have an ache or pain? I mean, I have had severe food allergies (like a gluten allergy) for quite some time. It makes me ill. A lot. In the morning, afternoon, evening. Always. But it seems like every time I get a freakin’ hangnail, someone will say “maybe you’re pregnant.”
How about this. Maybe, just maybe… it’s just a hangnail. No?
It.Is.Annoying. Just yesterday one of my (female) co-workers noticed that I was taking frequent restroom breaks. She said “You know, you have to pee a lot when you’re pregnant.”
I replied with, “You know, you also have to pee a lot when you drink 8 huge glasses of water a day.” Just a thought.
So besides it being super annoying, it also freaks me out. While someday (a long, long time from now) I would like to have a child (notice I said a child. as in only one please), now is not that time for me. I am not ready at this point in my life. The rebuttal for this seems to be “it’s never a good time,” or “that’s what I thought when I had my precious angel,” but really, I am going to spend some time without an 18 to 20 year commitment for a while first.
So the next time I:
– look like crap or that I’ve had a rough morning;
– complain I have a stomach ache or say I feel sick;
– get up to go to the restroom;
please, please, please, hold your tounge. There is no need to tell me I might be pregnant. Just because I’m a young, healthy, female with a boyfriend does not mean I am itching to have a little one, nor does it mean that I’m fertile enough to get knocked up (Oh yes, I said knocked up) from a suggestive stare in my direction.
Please and thank you!