a friend of mine who is around 7 months pregnant (i say "around" because every time she says what week she's at, i say, "what's that in non-pregnant time?") and i were chatting at the water cooler today about women who admit to loving pregnancy. she's of the camp who is counting the days until this time of her life ceases, so we took the opportunity to make wild conjectures, and distill women-who-love into two categories:
Monday, May 19, 2008
1. women whose job requires they maintain a dangerous and under-nourished weight.
models, actresses, and other non-essential workers use pregnancy as a time to catch up on eating, and luxuriate in the feeding frenzy.
2. women who seek attention.
according to some of my pregnant and recently-pregnant friends, the attention bestowed on the growing belly is an often tedious and unappealing byproduct of procreation. some women, however, relish this newfound attention and accept bus seats and personal questions.
i'm sure there are more ridiculous generalizations, but this is all we had time to craft during our brief work break...