Things NOT to say to a ______________________.
So.. Many of you know that Ed & I are late starters. Our 7 month old Charlie is our only child. Ed is now 48, I am 34.
While at Ed's 30 year high school reunion last night, these are some of the comments made about and to us: (parenthesis are my thoughts that I luckily stopped from coming out of my mouth)
-I just couldn't do it. (You're right, you probably couldn't)
-OMG If I found out I was pregnant I would just want someone to kill me! (With that dye job I would, too.)
-A kid? Right now? *laugh* (Indeed, he'd come out pickled with how much you drink)
-We're empty nesters, and you're just starting! (Empty nesters is a word old people give themselves so they don't feel so old)
-God no, I can finally spend money on myself! (You should start by fixing that God awful spray tan.)
Eh ahem. So yes, I was a big catty but it all stayed in my head! Some people are... really dumb.
My favorite was the bleach blonde who obviously can't stand the fact that she's pushing 50.. she very sweetly (but not really) looked at me and said.. "But we're older than you.. right hon?" (Don't call me hon, Oldie Hawn) to which I, with an even sweeter smile replied "Yes *GRIN*.. yes you are *GRIN GRIN*"
I'm not this mean. Okay when it comes to my family I am this mean and I'll never apologize for it. I just expect better behavior from people at that age.
I think some of that was probably people trying to make themselves feel better. I mean lets face it, the thought of having your kids leave and you not having them in your life daily is SAD. But they can't think that way.