I'm sure my officemate didn't know what to think today when I nearly fell out of my chair from laughing so hard at an e-mail I received urging me to celebrate May as 'Pregnancy Awareness Month.'
'Ok,' I said to officemate, 'how do you think I should celebrate it? How about I announce to the world that I'm aware that I'm not pregnant?'
So that's just what I did thanks to Twitter, and I got some hilarious responses* ...
-- It's a month for women on those TLC shows about women who don't know they're pregnant until labor begins. D'oh (@AC_Ent)
-- Perhaps they know something we don't. Craving ice cream? Pickles? :) (@saulyoung)
-- Never, ever, ever ask a girl when is the baby due... it always turns out that she isnt pregnant. (@glassofshutup)
-- Pregnancy Awareness Month? It would have been even better if they'd named it Surprise Pregnancy Awareness Month. More oomph. (@TheParkBench)
Anyone else care to chime in?
Just to spoil the fun, I will say that further investigation revealed that Pregnancy Awareness Month (or PAM, if you will), is a worthy cause, promoting healthy and eco-friendly pregnancies through education, exercise, nutrition and wellness and nurturing. (It's sponsored by Seventh Generation.) Still, I think they could have come up with a slightly better name.
*As far as the 'never ask a gal when the baby is due' response, you can read about my own experience with that here. Also, I claim that there's never a time that I'm not craving ice cream, so that's a bad pregnancy litmus test.