Thursday, March 13, 2014

Sayings from Strangers: Their Thoughts on our Family of Girls

My husband and I have heard a lot of things in public with our girls, but it seems as though people have no filter anymore. Saying what you're thinking isn't always the greatest idea, and I'd like to share some "quotes" from strangers on our family of girls. 

  • (while I was pregnant with Mya) Are you finally having a boy?!
  • (seeing us with 3 girls) Well, maybe next time you'll get your boy!
  • (reaction when I told them my belly was a girl) WOW! Another girl?!
  • (looks at my husband) I feel so sorry for you. 
  • Can you imagine how your life will be when you have 4 teenage GIRLS?
  • That's a lot of feminine products!
  • That's a lot of nail polish!

I'm sure I'm missing some, but people can be so rude! When we're eating in public and you think its ok to tell my husband you feel sorry for him, you have an issue! 

Yes, we would've loved to have a little boy in our family, but that wasn't in God's plan and we're ok with that. Our little girls, while trying at times, mean everything to us and I wouldn't trade them for anything. 

Let's go back to the old saying "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all!"


Melissa G said...

We have two boys, with this pregnancy everyone was wondering if it would FINALLY be a girl. I really didn't want to find out the baby's sex. I felt more like everyone else wanted me to have a girl rather than just being excited for us to have another baby. My husband HAD to find out. So at the end of the ultrasound we had her check. She thinks it's a girl, which yes, is exciting. But at the same time, we would have been just as happy if we were told it was a boy. After we started telling everyone we were having a girl I was then feeling guilty for finding out... I felt like everyone was excited just because it was a girl and if we were having another boy people maybe wouldn't be as excited. I don't know. But if you weren't OK with having four girls, you would not have made the decision to have a fourth child. Because like you said, It's in God's hands, we don't choose. All four of your girls are absolutely beautiful! How many people can actually say they have four girls?!

Diana Chastain said...

I can't believe someone said that to your husband. How rude. As soon as we told people we had a boy, people said "okay now you can stop" and "are y'all done". My baby is 11 days old today. I haven't decided yet and honestly it isn't anyone's business. People are so rude. The worst is when someone said to me, "I'm glad I didn't have a girl, what are you going to do if she's gets pregnant too young". SERIOUSLY?! So because you had a boy and he was an equal part in that procreation you wouldn't make him take responsibility? Now that I have my boy, if he gets a girl pregnant, I will whip his tushie all the way to that girl's house and make him owe up to his duties.

Girls are awesome. And people suck. That's all I have to say on that...