The Sonia Show

Writer. Mocker. Beer drinker. Old movie watcher. Mother. Goober.

Always look on the bright side of creating life

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Yeah, so, I complain a lot about being pregnant. It’s time for me to share of the good things about being knocked up. I mean, other than the whole “creating life” thing.

  • You can justify eating pretty much whatever you want. Me: “I want a milkshake for lunch.” Anyone: “Sounds like a great idea.”
  • When you start showing, everyone is nice to you. Even the crazy homeless guys who usually yell nasty things at you will do you the courtesy of ignoring you.
  • One word: Naps.
  • You are never lonely. There is a little creature who is always with you. The spawn has to listen to you talk about your day, and he/she can’t complain about your terrible off-key singing in the car. You have a captive audience.
  • No standing around a like a commoner for you. On Muni, On BART, in a crowded bar in the Mission: People will offer you a seat.
  • It’s perfectly OK that you look terrible in a bathing suit. No judgment.
  • You can use any restroom. No one will turn away a pregnant lady. You could probably walk up to a stranger’s home in the Outer Sunset and ask to use their bathroom, and they would say, “Oh my god! Of course you can!
  • You are no longer required to do ab work at the gym or in yoga class.
  • When my coworker Jennifer goes to Brown Sugar Kitchen for lunch, she brings me back an unsolicited cookie. Nothing wrong with that.

This is the list I came up with off the top of my head. If you can think of any other good things, please feel free to share them in the comments.


Author: The Sonia Show

I'm a writer/podcaster/mother/goober in San Francisco who likes to drink beer, shop, laugh and make other people laugh, watch old movies, feed my unhealthy obsession with pop culture, kick breast cancer's ass, go on adventures with my mighty, mighty good man David and my awesome autistic son, Calvin, wear orange and root for the San Francisco Giants, participate in general jackass-ery, talk about TV, eavesdrop on strangers' conversations, make nerdy “Star Wars” and “Simpsons” references, and post personal things about myself on the web for all to read, which makes me some sort of literary exhibitionist.

One thought on “Always look on the bright side of creating life

  1. I have receive three more good things about being knocked up on Facebook, so I’m sharing them here in the comments:

    Ed: Your husband must fetch random food stuffs for you from the frozen food section of whatever convenience store, no matter the distance, that is open at 11:30 pm.

    Alicia: I keep getting urges to make and deliver casseroles to you.

    Barbie: Guilt-free Egg McMuffins!!!

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