Thursday, October 4, 2007

The Elusive Glow

So, in my experience, a certain amount of slack is given to pregnant women in the whole personal appearance department. Let's face it, you get to a certain point and that fleeting "glow" that is so often alluded to is long gone, and in it's place there is just a puffy face, swollen ankles, and huge clothes. Since I am now about 6 weeks from my due date (Okay, closer to seven, but I like to indulge in wishful thinking. CT was 11 days early, after all. Never mind that Lily was 6 days late.) I fit firmly in this pregnancy-has-lost-its-luster stage. I know this. I see it everyday as I hurriedly apply concealer to the dark circles under my eyes and put on a coat of mascara before I can really absorb my reflection and allow it to influence my mental state for the day. Because I do own a mirror, it really cuts down on the need for others to state aloud their observations about my appearance, but apparently some people can't resist. I went to a meeting of the Enrichment Board last week and when I walked in the first thing the RS President said to me was,"Every time I see you lately you just look so tired. Are you tired?" Hmmm....well, considering the fact that I have a two and half year old and a one and a half year old and a husband who has been working late hours and another baby due next month and am suffering from pregnancy induced insomnia, my answer would have to be yes. Yes, I am tired. Thanks for asking.

5 comments:

Laura said...

Maybe your next Enrichment activity should be titled "Tact 101"!

Amanda said...

You should just carry around a sock to stuff in the mouths of anyone you meet who feels the need to be stupid. In that case, you may need several socks.
Side note: I can't believe how big Lily and CT are getting. How adorable.

Liz said...

It's amazing to me how clueless people are. She should have said "Can I watch your kids for a few hours to give you a little R and R.?"

If I was there, I would have said that, and then had the pleasure of playing with your little ones.

Rachel said...

I remember when my mom was pregnant with Casey I heard a woman at church say essentially the same thing to her and thinking that I never wanted to be pregnant if it meant people would insult you.

I like Amanda's sock idea but I think you should fill one of them with nickels, for the really means one.

Mendy said...

I can't imagine you looking anything but radiant, Wendy. I am so giddy for you to expand your family once again. I wish I lived closer so I could come and take your kids for you once you have your new baby.