Tuesday, August 23, 2011

And THAT is why you need 6 weeks (or months?) to recover.



I was tidying up the t-shirt tables at work today when a young mother walked in with a double stroller. In this stroller were two little kids. They were the exact same size.

"Hi there! How old are you guys?"

The cute little boy and his sister both held up three fingers. I smiled at them, and then asked their mother, "Are they twins?"

She sighed heavily.

"No. But they are both 3. They're only 10 months apart."

Ten months. TEN! That means she got pregnant a month after giving birth.

I guess my horror must have shown on my face.

"Yeah." She said in a hopeless voice. "It was not planned."

You guys, what would you do? Besides murder your husband in his sleep, of course.

They didn't even look Irish...

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21 comments:

Meg said...

I hate to say it, but I am that mother. My youngest son's birthday is 2 weeks before his older sisters...I got prego when my daughter was just 3 months old. I am a big SIGHER at stores as well. In all fairness, they are really the best of friends and they will be out of my house around the same time. So, there are pluses. :)Oh, and I have a daughter who is 5 1/2.

Briana Priester said...

Ho-ly Moses. That is insane. I think I would....cry...lots...? Wow. Did you give her a hug and a chocolate bar? I would definitely want that for sure. Especially from you, friend!

Liv said...

I'd have to be committed. Like, to a mental hospital, not to my kids.

Untypically Jia said...

I have two aunts who are ten months apart. I just assume that my Grandfather was irresistible when he was a younger man. And then that assumption makes me throw up a little.

viewfromdownhere said...

Oh geez! That is exactly why T and I will be extra extra careful after this little one is born. I do not need one right after another. That poor woman...

Tiffany said...

I just had a baby on Aug.11. There's NO WAY I'm in the mood for any sort of lovin' just yet. Heck, it might be a few months and I'm ok with that. The tiredness just takes over. I can't IMAGINE having kids that close together! I'd for sure do lots of crying. LOL I plan for kid #2 to show up just before kid #1 is 2. We'll see how that works out.

On another note- so glad you love your job. I think it would be really fun to work at a baby store. You get to see all kinds of cute kiddos come thru there I bet! :)

Fox and Amy said...

That's funny that you should write this, because I had never heard of an age difference so small until a month ago. A new American family moved here, and their girls are 9 1/2 months apart! I was so shocked that I said, "What? You aren't even supposed to be doing anything that early!?" To which the mom (who is awesome) casually replied, "What can I say? I'm a freak." So, I guess that's a good attitude to have--owning it! And she was nursing, too, which sucks. Pray that your period stays away for at least a few months after birth!

Renegades said...

I think I would have had to jump off a bridge. Mine were 18 months apart and let me tell ya that kept me plenty busy when they were smaller.

Kim @ seven thirty three said...

My Memere had 10 kids, all 1 year apart. My mom and her sister are 1 year 2 days apart. Yup, pregnant for 11 straight years. Could you imagine? They use to do a production line of baths. And all 5 girls got married within a 2 year period of time... 5 weddings in 2 years!!!

Kitschalicious said...

My sister's middle two are 6 weeks apart. She used to tell everybody they were her "twins" until they started school. She wanted to tell everybody her son was held back a year, but then thought that sounded mean. LOL!

Lady Jennie said...

I knew a woman in Africa whose kids were 9 months apart.

Tara : Damon said...

wow... since they are 10 months apart, she got pregnant pretty soon after birth, that's amazing. but, i'm the weird one, i already want another one... and i have wanted another since ellis was born 6 months ago. damon has said no before, but i'm hoping to be pregnant in the next couple of months- i want my kids close together, i know it's super hard, but i think it would be great when they are a little older... maybe i just got too lucky with a really good first baby...
tara

Mama Mary said...

I shudder.

Mogooseholly said...

it's just so wrong!

Mallory said...

Wow... That's about all I can say!

Natacha said...

my brother and I are exactly 13 months to the date apart, at least we are in two different years, but we were so close everyone thought we were twins too...

Shell said...

Ha! I know a couple like that. The mom openly admits to sobbing when she found out that she was pregnant with her second. She found out at her 6 week check up.

Um, dude. No way had we even had sex by that point.

TMI?

Holly said...

Wow! My husband and I are contemplating whether or not we can handle getting a second dog let alone 2 babies in a 10 month period!

-Holly
8six11.blogspot.com

mccall said...

i guess i had better get to work! holy moly, i CAN'T even imagine.

DB said...

My sister and I are 8 months apart to the day....I'll give that a moment to sink in...

But she's adopted so it doesn't count.

But still. She was adopted at birth, so mom had to raise both of us at the exact same time. And we ARE Irish, so I guess it works.

Mel said...

I had three, 3 and under. It's hard but awesome too. My oldest is almost 6 years older than the 2nd born and that is WAY TOO much space. Now that my youngest is 6, it's a breeze and all three littles play together. I'd honestly rather have them all close together than a large space.

Blessings,
Mel
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