Wednesday, March 25, 2009

It just looks like a giant uni-boob

So the Bump has gotten a lot bigger and to top it off, literally, my belly-button has inverted itself and the silhouette is highly visible through every piece of clothing I have, even if it's a double layer. People on the street stare. People I meet stare. Colleagues stare. Everyone stares. Why? Why? Why?

In other news, I gave a 15-minute seminar the other day on employment law and received a rather unexpected token of appreciation - a beautifully wrapped parcel. In these times, a token of appreciation extending beyond a handshake and "thank you for coming" (with a quick glance at the Bump) is extremely rare. Being cynical, and because it was so beautifully wrapped, I assumed it was something completely useless, like a large plastic bookmark. Or a paperweight.

So I gave it to The Son, unopened. Happy Birthday, Son.

Five minutes later, there's a shout from the living room. Mom! It's a Water Pen! It's so nice!

"It's a Waterman pen," says The Husband, with a most peculiar expression on his face. "You just gave our son a Waterman pen for his 4th birthday."

I dashed out of the bathroom to see The Son waving a gorgeous blue lacquer and gold pen. Grabbed it from him.

Oh dear, said I. Let me check. I think it's spoilt! I had better take it back to the shop to be repaired. I'll give you something else.

So for the last 2 days, the moment I come home from the office, The Son has sidled up to me with a hopeful smile to ask if he can have his Water Pen back. By today, hopefully, he has forgotten about it. It has been a gorgeous addition to my office stationery and I've already misplaced the pen cap.

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....umm .... perhaps it everted? ....(sorry, really none of my business, this pregnancy thing .. )....

 
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