Friday, May 22, 2009

Guess Who's Pregnant?

See, I thought that it would be a fun to ask my kids "guess who's pregnant?" five minutes before we left for school. And it was sort of fun to see their faces drop down to my midsection and look mortified.

"Ha ha, not me!" I said because I didn't think that I could pull off the grammatically correct, "Not I!"

Then they listed a few more geriatrics and adolescents and when I finally gave them the winning clue, "one of my friends that we visited this year and at whose house we stayed overnight and also her name is Kathryn!" and they were all like "Really?! Is she having a boy or a girl?" and I said, "guess!" and my son guessed "girl", with resignation, and I said "nope, one more chance!" and they both guessed "boy" because they are geniuses.

So when I told mama this story she asked me why didn't I mention to the children that in order to be pregnant, you have to be married and that many of the people they'd guessed were totally single and unmarried and that I totally missed a teaching moment.

Incidentally, this is why I drink.


Blogger Kirsten said...

Brilliant. I am so going to try this trick on my husband.

May 22, 2009 at 12:34 AM  
Blogger ♥ Braja said...

Dammit. So if I had children, I could stop being a non-drinker?


May 22, 2009 at 4:06 AM  
Blogger Lucy Filet said...

My first guess was actually Nicki, because that has totally happened to me.

And cats don't have to be married. What's up with that?

May 22, 2009 at 4:35 AM  
Blogger Beth said...

I thought you were going to say Nicki was pregnant. It would have been fun to hear about Husbandrinka's reaction to that.

May 22, 2009 at 5:41 AM  
Blogger Jessica said...

Mother's never miss a moment to educate you on what you should have done.

I usually drink too.

May 22, 2009 at 7:07 AM  
Blogger Marinka said...

Kylie & Beth--Why couldn't it have been Nicki?! I'm totally going to have to find a surrogate for her. Thanks for the tip!

May 22, 2009 at 7:41 AM  
Blogger Ronda's Rants said...

That was cute!

May 22, 2009 at 8:25 AM  
Blogger The Devil's Daughter-In-Law said...

OMG! Congratulations! This is so exciting that I couldn't even finish reading your post without congratulating you first!!!! :)))

May 22, 2009 at 8:47 AM  
Blogger Kevin McKeever said...

As long as I'm not pregnant. And you may drink to that.

May 22, 2009 at 9:11 AM  
Anonymous Maureen at IslandRoar said...

You didn't tell your kids they had to be married to be pregnant because they would have rolled their eyes at you and said, "yeah, right."

May 22, 2009 at 10:59 AM  
Blogger the mama bird diaries said...

I'm off right now to pick out your new layette. Because now I believe you're secretly pregnant.

May 22, 2009 at 12:25 PM  
Blogger Liz Wilkey (a.k.a. A Mom on Spin) said...

Oh my! They ARE geniuses!

May 22, 2009 at 1:29 PM  
Blogger Keyona said...

So why do I drink?

May 22, 2009 at 1:58 PM  
Anonymous said...

I drink because your kids are geniuses and I'm intimidated. Yes. That's it.

May 22, 2009 at 2:45 PM  
Anonymous Andrea's Sweet Life said...

I like playing this game with my husband, only it's called "Guess who's getting a boob job?" and then I watch him squirm as he thinks about all of my friends' breasts in front of me.

Incidentally, you don't have to be married to get a boob job.

May 22, 2009 at 3:49 PM  
Blogger Aunt Becky said...

After this post, I need a drink.

May 22, 2009 at 3:52 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

The year my son turned one my daughter was 13 years old.

My mom told my poor girl that I was pregnant with twins and my daughter burst into tears before my mom could even say April Fools! (It was April 1st.) My mom still feels bad about it.

So, at least they didn't cry.

May 22, 2009 at 4:45 PM  
Blogger Desiree said...

OMG I LOVE the idea of playing "Guess who's getting a boob job." Only I have no friends. Inncidentalty, you don't have to be married to drink either.

May 22, 2009 at 5:49 PM  
Anonymous P.K. said...

Surely that's not the *only* reason you drink?

May 22, 2009 at 5:53 PM  
Blogger Everyday Goddess said...

I thought it was Nicki. I also thought I should not drink. At breakfast time anyway.

May 22, 2009 at 7:02 PM  
Blogger my7kids said...

Having been pregnant 10 times (that I know of), the "Guess Who's Pregnant" game isn't that fun at my house. ~~ sigh ~~

My kids would TOTALLY have told you that the names you named that weren't married, couldn't possibly be pregnant. And therefore, my kids are geniuses too.

Which is reason enough to drink for ANYbody.

May 22, 2009 at 7:59 PM  
Anonymous Sophie, Inzaburbs said...

Your Mom is a genius!
No need for sex ed until they have a ring on their finger!
Phew. That's some awkwardness averted.

May 22, 2009 at 10:28 PM  
Blogger Nicole said...

LOL, I was guessing Nikki too! Wouldnt your husband just LOVE that.
I always miss "those" moments too. I had a major bad mommy moment today. Pit in my stomach all day.

May 23, 2009 at 1:09 AM  
Anonymous LadyFi said...

Hilarious! Your kids are geniuses!

Do you have to drink to get pregnant then?

May 23, 2009 at 1:37 AM  
Blogger anymommy said...

Heavily? You crack me up.

May 23, 2009 at 4:33 PM  
Blogger bernthis said...

See , living with my mother around is the reason I will never stop eating copious amounts of chocolate

May 24, 2009 at 12:52 AM  
Blogger jmt said...

Ummm, you have to be married to be pregnant? My husband (now) and I missed that memo.

May 24, 2009 at 11:48 AM  
Blogger Swistle said...

Oh, ack.

According to MY mother, the married couple has to include one (1) boy and one (1) girl. There is no other way to have children. *two more shots down the hatch*

May 24, 2009 at 5:41 PM  
Anonymous Rosana V. said...

hilarious...especially missing "the teaching moment." i guess your mom got to get in HER teaching moment with you...god, i think i need a drink now.

May 24, 2009 at 10:34 PM  

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