Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Gritting my teeth



Word of advice? It is NEVER a good idea to refer to a pregnant woman as "fatty."

The emphasis in that last statement was "NEVER" in case you missed it.

It's really for your own good that I suggest this, because if you think such comments are funny and cute, there's an exceptionally high probability that you make people's skin crawl.

Even Ittybit knows calling someone "fat" isn't advisable. And had she been awake to hear the aformentioned comment, she would most definitely have come to my defense.

"She's not fat, she's holding my brother."

9 comments:

mamatulip said...

My BIL's ex walked up to me when I was about 8 months pregnant with Julia and said, "Hey, tubby!"

If I could have gotten off the couch to wallop her, I would have. I'll never forgive her for that.

Andrea said...

Was this a stranger or someone you know who thought they were being funny? That's so mean. I hope your comeback was equally scathing.

Yamagoo said...

Your photos are absolutely magical in their quality. I'll be back often!

Lauren said...

Okay. I have to tell you this. Your blog is possibly my favorite blog of all time. It is what I imagine mine to look like when I have children. It is precious, and silly, and loving. I'm always impressed, and although I don't comment as often as I'd like, know that I appreciate this place you've got here.

toyfoto said...

Mamatulip, that a woman is at the end of that nasty little comment AMAZES me! Ug.

And yes, Andrea, this is someone I know, and someone from a generation and position in hierarchy not inline with my own ...

Yamagoo, thanks for stopping by and for your praise on the photographs. It makes me smile.

And thank you for reading Lauren. Thank you for saying such nice things and for being inspired.

kimmyk said...

I remember after giving birth the nurse said "were you always this fat?"

Yeah. If I could have gotten my leg out from underneath that heated blanket I would have kicked her in the teeth. But I was too cold.

toyfoto said...

I can't believe people. I really, really don't know how people feel comfortable saying such things.

Gail said...

People say the most outrageous things. Like they have no mouth filter at all.

Xdm said...

Um. Yeah. ok. For starters you aren't that big at all. This was me at around 36 weeks:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/37996591168@N01/186489753/

My mother felt for my ribs like a vet does with a golden retriever. SHe also siad, "Jaysus, you've got a wide beam."
Nice, huh? ??? :- )