Tuesday, April 12, 2011

I Can't Even Get Through a Haircut Without Talking About My Uterus

I got my hair cut for the first time in at least a year and a half. I tend to let it get really long and then go get several inches cut off.

Maybe one of the reasons I go so long between haircuts is that it's impossible to get a haircut without the topic of children coming up. This time I finally had a baby to talk about. I actually told myself as I walked towards the building that I didn't have to get into all the infertility/adoption/hysterectomy stuff. I can just be a normal person talking about my baby.

But, the hairdresser really gave me no choice.

She said her boyfriend wanted to have kids but she wanted to wait. Then she said, "Who plans their kids these days anyway? It just happens."

What?

Apparently she is under the impression everyone accidentally gets pregnant without trying and you have no choice whether you start a family.

Then she asked me whether we planned to have Jayden.

Ha.

Uh.....well.....yes, there was planning involved.

Holy understatement.

Once I told her we adopted, the floods of questions began.

Before you know it, I am talking about my uterus.

How does that always happen?

Maybe I should have T-shirts made. "Ask me about my uterus. I love uncomfortable conversations in public about missing body parts."

11 comments:

  1. Oh wow - this is crazy! Can't you have a calm conversation where the topic of your uterus doesn't come up? Sorry about this - hopefully it will get better, but gosh, I don't know!

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  2. I'm still trying to get used to comment moderation. I accidentally deleted this comment from MissOhkay:

    a) Oh my word, that's so annoying that she would say that! And b) thank you! I accidentally overshare when people ask me questions more often than necessary. Then they look at me in horror while I'm left thinking "You're the one that just asked me that!"

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  3. So I know this wasn't really your point, but I have to tell you that reading this post made me so grateful to find out that I'm not the only one who does that with my hair!

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  4. AWK-WARD. Wow, that woman is sooo naive. But your post did give me a good chuckle ;) Sorry you were put on the spot like that though!

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  5. I am in the same boat. For some crazy reason I once overshared with my hairdresser about our baby situation and from that point on she zeros in on that topic every time. I feel like telling her, "I don't want to be rude, but this is one of the few truly relaxing experiences I have in my life right now...so zip it!" :)

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  6. Oh man! I'm sorry this happened. Some people just don't know you don't ask certain questions.

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  7. The "we adopted" phrase starts the flood gates of conversation going everytime.

    It is usually followed by, "What country is she from?"

    Really?

    Totally understand. People just open their mouths and don't even begin to think.

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  8. People have no idea what they are saying, ever. Especially when it comes to infertility.

    My favorite question still is "where did you get her." I always want to say "in the vagina aisle at target."

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  9. haha - if you make that shirt I want pictures!

    So how did your haircut turn out? Super cute?

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  10. Haha, I love Libby's comment! I hate "where did you get him?" as well. Ugh, where do you think? I am going to try out the vagina aisle response one of these days. I'll let you all know how it goes!

    Sorry she's a moron. Ugh. Hopefully she learned something from you, though. :)

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