Sunday, August 2, 2009

Stick To Jewelry

I took Elle to her first art show today. Usually I find cool jewelry at art shows but today, I bought my first girlie thing for Elle. I bought her a cute little hat. I just love it.

Throughout the day, women peeked into the stroller. I loved hearing their amazement. "Look at the small baby." "It must be a newborn." "Oh, she is so tiny." Some women were brave enough to ask how old she was.

I found that the older the woman, the more she was amazed that the baby was out. I heard an earful today from women that didn't feel that a newborn should be in public so young. I tried to reassure them that she has my antibodies and that she was safe in the carseat/stroller. A relative that shall remain nameless said that my mother would be upset that I had her out in public. I had to laugh- my mom would have not cared at all! My mom loved this art show and she would have loved strolling around showing Elle to friends.

Younger woman were amazed that I was out and about after a c-section. I tried to explain that my mental health depended on me getting out of the house and being with people. I can't drive for another week so I am was extremely grateful for my family for helping me get to and from the show.

I wonder what will annoy me with the younger generation when I am an old woman. What do we do today that will be considered old fashioned or not medically current? Will I be able to bite my tongue and not shower the younger generation with my opinions? Considering that I have a blog and share my opinions every few days or so about life, I doubt I will be able to keep my mouth shut. I just hope that when I am old woman attending an art show with my sisters that I just tell them and not mention it to the younger woman. I hope I can remember today and wish the mother well. My sisters and I will chat, eat lunch and people watch. And look for very cool jewelry.

8 comments:

Managed Chaos said...

So glad that you were able to get out for a bit with Elle. The first weeks are HARD and time spent away from the confines of your home is definitely a wonderful treat.

Kel said...

I'm going to say that its doubtful I'll be a quiet 'old lady' - I'm sure I'll be just a opinionated as ever - so yeah, I feel sorry for the younger generations....hopefully they'll just chalk up to me being a 'crazy old woman.' :) hehe

Glad you had a nice time out!
~K

Chayce's Momma said...

Getting out is probably the best thing for you!!! Everyone has their opinions, but it's whatever you are comfortable with that matters!

amyjr said...

It always amazed me the comments that I would get when I took my babies out. Isabella was 5 weeks early and I had her out and about after she was out of the hospital, maybe 2-3 weeks old. Everyone would comment on how tiny she was and my sister,J, would always say"yea she isn't supposed to be here yet"LOL
I wish I knew you were going to an art show. LOVE THEM!! Call me next time;-) I will go with you and drive.

Jen said...

Yea for you!! I think after having a baby you feel SO GOOD after being pregnant for nine months it's natural to get out!! I always did too-so sweet your first shopping trip together-!

MIT Mommy said...

So glad you were able to get out!

Krystyn said...

Glad you got out. Strangers never cease to amaze me. My grandma said the same thing about me going out!

Kat said...

Ah yes. People and their lovely opinions that just HAVE to be expressed without prompting. Love that. ;) So glad to hear you were able to just laugh it off. Good for you!
I think it is wonderful that you and baby were out and about. Fabulous!
And how lovely to have a new little GIRL to treat! :)

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