Okay. I was warned. People will ask and say really annoying things while you’re pregnant. It’s like the bigger my belly gets the more people think they have carte blanch to say whatever they like. (And from what I hear it gets worse with child-rearing — sigh!)
But I have to say that there is one question that is super amazing annoying, and it’s the first question that most people here in LA ask.
“So, do you have the baby’s room decorated yet?”
Room? Are these people crazy? Do they not read the LA Times? Do they not realize that in LA we have had an affordable housing shortage for at least the past 7 or 8 years? Not just that, but are they not aware of the idea of attachment parenting and how awful it would be for a little one who’s been nice and cozy in her mama’s belly for 9 months to be all alone in her own room!
My response to this question is…
“Well, um… we have the baby’s corner set up.”
For that’s how it is here in LA.