We had a baby shower here at the office for a co-worker. Can't exactly escape those during tax season... it's not like I can take the day off and conveniently miss it (and yeah, I've totally done that before). There is no vaca during tax season - unless you want a permanent one. So I'm not going to turn this post into a sappy pity party for me - I mean I still do a shower up right. My gift was by far the cutest, you know. And this girl is super sweet - I'm not hating on her, please know. But seriously, one of the worst things about baby showers is the conversations that start while we're watching wrapping paper fly and stuffing our faces with cake. So for a peek inside my head (and a good laugh), here's some of the random things that were said at the shower, followed by my unspoken response...
"Oh, [pregnant co-worker], I knew at the last office baby shower that you'd be next!"
Really? That's awesome. Because I've only been waiting 4 1/2 years. Everyone feel free to jump in front of me!
"You know, from the back you can't even tell she's pregnant!"
Wow - really? Because I can see her belly through walls. I have to consciously NOT look at it.
"Yeah, first all your friends get married and then everyone starts having babies."
"OK this is the last one for a while, right? There's an official ban on getting pregnant now! Haha!"
Don't worry about me, boss... my wonky uterus is already on indefinite lock-down.
Smile and nod. Stuff face with more cake. Repeat.