Tuesday, December 15, 2015

More on this excited business

This is how I explained pregnancy to a few friends of mine. I think it's a good analogy.

Being pregnant is like waiting to file your taxes when you know you're going to get a return.

  • You have to get all the receipts together 
  • You have to pay someone (or several people) to do it for you or weigh the stress and benefits of doing it yourself
  • You have to figure out what you're doing to do with the money when you get it... Some people say save, some say invest, some say spend. Ultimately, the decision is yours, but whatever you decide will have an impact for years to come. 
So you know there's something to look forward to (even though you don't yet know how big or small it will be), but the prep for it is exhausting and the decisions you have to make about it are overwhelming and even though everyone acts like you should be thrilled about preparing and filing taxes, you just don't have the same warm, fuzzy feeling about April 15.
I think that will help some folks understand how women who aren't exactly excited about being  pregnant feel.

And I'm so happy for the women who are thrilled about pregnancy (they clearly exist). They got this extra does of glitter that I never received.

1 comment:

Kanae J said...

Not the extra dose of glitter!!!! Lol!!! But that's how I feel about breastfeeding.