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Ah, the General Public

October 24, 2007
Filed under: Baby Kenton, Blog — emkenton @ 9:56 am

I forced myself to make a grocery store run this morning since I’ve succeeded in putting it off for many days.  (I realized once I got there that I was in my best tree costume:  brown sweatpants and a bright green shirt!   Hmm– maybe a tree with a giant lump on one side!)  As I was checking out, the guy standing behind me asked, out of the blue, if I were “getting pretty close?”   Now, this comment sort of bothers me because it seems to suggest that I look WAY fat (er, preggers) rather than not-so-big which I’ve been hearing from others and much prefer.  But I don’t really care so I responded that I had a couple more months.  So then he asked if it were a Christmas baby and I said, maybe– the due date is Jan 4th.  At this point, the female employee exclaimed, “That’s the worst time to be born!”   NICE!!   We then got treated to a tale of woe about how her father’s birthday is December 26th and he gets cheated out of presents, blah, blah, blah.  

I’m not going to lie and say that I sat around for years pondering the best time of year to be born and then shouted, “Eureka!  Right after Christmas!”  And I know that Donna Martin’s friends often forgot her Christmas birthday on 90210.  I get it.  But wow– does the random check-out lady in the grocery store need to express it with such vehemence??

Funny coda– as I was putting my groceries in the car, the guy ran by and shouted, “It’s a great time to be born– I don’t know what that lady was talking about!”

Gotta love the things people say.  (Actually, I do love it.  People are so fascinating to me!!  Bring it on!!)


  1. My best friend from elementary school, Elizabeth, was born ON December 25th and she always had the COOLEST birthday parties. We lived in Austin and one year her parents rented us an Armadillo bus (for those of you who don’t know Austin, they are these cute trolley buses that are used near downtown for public transportation) and we drank hot chocolate and sang Christmas carols and looked at all the Christmas lights around Austin. It is one of my favorite memories! Long live Christmas birthdays! :)

    Comment by lindsaf — October 24, 2007 @ 12:24 pm

  2. Oh that was so funny. I was just laughing out loud…people can be so crazy with their comments! Your little boy will simply just have to enjoy some extra sweet treats around the holidays since a birthday cake will be involved…ah, such a rough life. :)

    Comment by Laura — October 24, 2007 @ 9:35 pm

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