I want to take a minute to introduce my sister and fellow milspouse, Kristen Sharber! She’s a Marine Corps Spouse and soon-to-be-mami…AND the source of inspiration for all the baby themed posts lately. I badgered her to write a post for MMC, and she finally did. So, without further ado, here’s her first MMC post about Debbie Downer Parents. Turned out, I can be a bit of a DDP myself…how about you?
I found out I was pregnant in January 2012. Hubby and I couldn’t wait to tell the family. We weren’t going to be tied down my any social constraints about waiting until the 2nd trimester or any of that mumbo-jumbo. We were bursting at the seams. We told everyone and their mother…really.
Everyone is of course really excited and sharing in our joy! And then we start noticing THEM.
THEY disguise themselves pretty well, I must say.
Then THEY get too comfortable, which leads to sloppiness. Let me clarify who THEY are. You might have seen THEM or
(shame,shame) you might even be one without knowing. These people are known as DDP’s – Debbie-Downer-Parents. Here is a typical DDP’s “helpful tips” to an expectant parent.
“Oh goodness! Look at you! How great, I’m so happy for you! Looks like you’re out having fun today!
Well you better get it in while you can! Once you have that baby the world as you know it is going to end.
Don’t get me wrong, I love my kids but they suck the fun out life. No, but kids are great. They are my everything.
But seriously, once you have that baby say goodbye to eating, your boobs are going to fall off, you’ll never sleep comfortably, your hair will fall out, your butt will sag, you won’t have a moments rest, your kids will walk all over you, vacations will be so stressful, they’ll bite you, kick you, and scream until your ears bleed.
But, it’s so wonderful that you guys are expecting. Oh, what a joy. Have fun while you can! Congrats!”
Okay, maybe I have exaggerated…a little. But you and I both know this conversation occurs A LOT when you’re pregnant.
I feel it as one of the most inconsiderate conversations that people strike up. After the conversation, I always want to to say to them:
”What were you thinking? Did you think that was motivating at all. What were you trying to accomplish by saying ANY of that? I feel like you’re watching me walk a gang plank hovering over a shark-infested ocean known as parenthood.”
Are you a Debbie Downer Parent or do you know some DDPs? Share your story with us below!
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