Thursday, May 27, 2010

Some people amaze me...

I have had so many different reactions to people finding out I'm pregnant again. The most annoying are the people who say "Oh, two under the age of 5, hope you know what you're getting yourself into!" Yes, I have heard that...and yes, I have an idea of what I am getting myself into. I think it's very hard to know exactly what we're getting into without a crystal ball! Most reactions are of course those of excitement. Like when I told a group of friends a couple weekends ago, they all jumped and hugged and we talked baby for an hour instead of the book we were supposed to be talking about...oops. And when my sisters found out and they grabbed my belly and started talking to it right away, that was fun.

However, there was one reaction that made me stop and wonder. I was in a group of parents and when they found out I was expecting again, the moms in the group were all excited and giving hugs and asking questions. The one dad in the group, said "Congrats, that's gre...wait, you said November? You know that means the baby will miss the cut off for school, right?" I didn't know how to respond! After a second of silence in the room I just said "Yes I realize that, but that's not one of my top concerns for having a healthy baby." Should I have said something else? Maybe. But what?? Personally, I would rather have a child miss the cut off for school, than have a summer birthday (not that there's anything wrong with them!) My little sister's birthday (and my older sister for that matter) are both in the summer. I saw my little sister have trouble getting other kids from her class to come to her birthday party because school wasn't in session. My birthday is during the school year, and it was so nice to be able to celebrate with my friends and have them all come to my party.

Are my priorities messed up because I thought of my kids birthday party over school cut-off for entering school? Maybe. But enjoy a few more pics of C's birthday party while you think about it!


  1. Um...seriously?! Who thinks like that? That's quite possibly the most irrelevant thing I've ever heard - and a reaction the first time hearing you're pregnant as well!

    Haha, I'm always willing to talk baby instead of books! (And that picture of C with the watermelon is adorable).

  2. I sat and laughed about that one dad, so much so my eyes starting watering! Oh my goodness! People do have strange reactions, don't they? I don't think it matters when the baby is born, just that they are here and healthy and beautiful!

  3. My first is a november baby, my second a december. So she missed the cutoff, and started kindergarten this year, a year older. And honestly? Best thing ever. She's done BEAUTIFULLY in school because she's a tad older than everyone else.

    And two is so much better than one. They'll play and be friends. My first two are 13 months apart (not planned), and it was awesome. Hard, but awesome.