Thursday, August 27, 2009


God Bless You! And Check Your Pants!
We're a classy bunch.

Sitting around the table enjoying Pete's made-from-scratch blueberry, banana and plain pancakes Sunday morning, someone sneezes. After saying "God bless you," I mention that women who have had children pee a little every time they sneeze.

"Especially if they've given birth naturally," I say.

"Oh, Mom peed on you," Eldest says to Daughter. [Daughter was a result of a VBAC; Eldest and Youngest were both yanked via the Julius mode.]

"No, no, no. I mean not when the baby is in you. I mean from then on, after the baby is born. Unless you do the right exercises. And it's worse the more children you have. Like if you had five."

"That's your mom!"

Sorry, mom, but I think it's safe to say that the kids are going to laugh uproariously the next time you visit and happen to sneeze. And, if you're sitting down when you sneeze, they'll likely check your chair once you stand up.

[Image swiped from And aren't you just laughing that there's an image such as this titled "Woman Sneezing"?]


D... said...

That's a conversation that I have yet to have with my son. I can just imagine his reaction!

Your poor mom. She's going to be so confused by the laughter. Hee!

Sian said...

Yay for c sections! :o)

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

Three kids born out of the kid-chute and I pee all over the damned place with the least little sneeze or cough. Ugh. The joy of motherhood.


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