Shopping, intended mother style
30 weeks 6 days
Being an Intended Mother is a unique, amazing, terrifying, gratifying experience that has some unique, complicated situations.
Let’s take Shopping for example.
Shopping for items for your soon-to-be-born babes is exciting, the nesting is so important.
But, it can also be, awkward when you are not sporting a large obvious belly.
Our shopping experiences thus far have been both excellent and awful depending on the store.
Take for example when we purchased baby seat #1. To get the 40% discount we had to buy “off of the registry”, which means the cashier has to see your registry and you have to tell them that it is your registry to get the discount.
Mr. Duck “We want to buy this car seat off of our registry, do you have it in stock?”
The Bay Cashier “Yes, I’ll go get it in the back”
(this is going well).
The Bay Cashier returns with the car seat.
Mr. Duck “Great thanks, here is our registry”.
The Bay Cashier takes the print out.
Bay Cashier “Hmm there is something wrong here, you’ve registered for 2 car seats”.
Mr. Duck “Yes we’re having twins”.
Bay Cashier screams “Twins, Twins! You’re having twins” and proceeds to glare at my stomach “But, but twins” more glaring at me and stammering.”It says your due date is May, MAY! TWINS! How’s that possible?”. Screaming so loudly that a crowd is gathering to all glare at me and my somewhat flat stomach.
Mr.Duck “Stop asking so many questions. I want to buy this baby seat, let’s concentrate on that. “.
That was the worst experience, the woman shrieked and glared at me because of my lack of stomach. She literally made the entire baby section come over so they could all glare at the freak without the bump. Sad to say, she was not the last person to do this.
My new response is a deadpan “I’m not pregnant”.
Depending on how they react they may get an explanation or they may get a glare, or they may get Mr. Duck’s Just shut up and do your job.