Saturday, May 16, 2009

My Colleague Again

Remember a couple of months ago when I said that my colleague tended to correct me when I say that I have six kids?

Well something happened a week or so ago and I remember thinking, "I have to blog that" except for some reason the details have slipped away.

Okay, here's the main point. There was a woman who I didn't know well who sat down with us at lunch. She asked me how many kids I had and though we weren't talking explicitly about pregnancy, the question was definitely how many kids had I given birth to. Without hesitation I said, "two."

And my colleague who in other contexts always wants to make sure people understand that I didn't actually give birth to six kids said, "Well that's misleading."

The woman asked what he meant and he said, "How many kids she has is a complex question."

She looked at me, very confused, and I explained.

Anyway, it was a cool moment.

I'm trying to write about things other than my uterus. Unfortunately the only topic Gary is providing is dealing with teenagers and sex and I don't have the energy for that now.


  1. I hear you. I havent had that kind of energy since I was a teenager!

  2. Interesting and very cool, that she knows it is complex, these children of your heart.


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