Lilliana - posted on 06/30/2011 ( 114 moms have responded )
Today is a perfect example of this ignorant school of thought, my son, Jonah (3) and I, (24) with my giant 28 week twin belly decided to go shopping for a big boy bed. Instantly a woman looks me up and down I smile, hoping to win her over but nope. She looks away. I ask for some help from a middle aged friendly looking woman, she kindly walks me to the right part of the store and asks me when I'm due, I tell her I also inform her I'm having twins! Her face turns from sweet and adoring to shocked and she sucks air through her teeth... "wow" she remarks "that's alot, what a surprise that will be even harder, especially being so young and alone".... I'm married. Happily married, with an adoring husband, we are financially secure, we own a home, neither of my pregnancy were accident, both were planned and both are blessings. I was shocked, she had made HUGE assumptions about me, and I think she could read from my face she had made a mistake, I let her know I was married and couldn't be more thrilled to be having twins! I know I should breath and let this go, I do understand what the young mother stereotype is, but still? I'm pregnant hormonal and I'm not in the mood for people to judge my family.