Saturday, July 17, 2010

It's the Cheese

My brother gave me this terrific owl tee for my birthday and yesterday was the first day I was able to wear it.  I was feeling pretty good about myself, and, was having a fairly good day of errands, when, yet again, someone I'd never met before asked me if I was pregnant.  NO!  C'mon, I was used to this a year ago when I'd put on a little weight and had only been married a short time.  Since I had been a skinny minnie most of my life, and, was a newlywed, it did not surprise me as much when people saw my paunch and made the leap.  BUT, when people I have never met before (this week it was the dental hygenist) pose this question, I'm in trouble!

I took this photo before I left, I was not doing any serious body manipulation and there is no Photoshopping going on here.  I don't think I look pregnant? Do I?  Now, I HAVE put on some weight, and, it does ALL go to my belly which is why this happens.  As my former co-worker Roger  would have put it "I'm a fat thin person."  My frame is thin, but, I'm getting fat, so, it reads oddly.  I know I only have myself and, the cheese to blame.  In fact, that is what I tell people "No. it's the CHEESE!"  I have a plan, really I do.  It involves less cheese and more exercise and it is very well worked out, in my head....


If you want to see this tee on someone who does NOT get asked if she's pregnant, check out the model above.  My brother purchased the tee locally at a shop near his home, but, they also have a web site of great stuff at fluffyco.

 (I appropriated this cartoon from another site who had already appropriated it from baby-gaga.com so please visit that site and show then some love and send my apologies for stealing part of their creation for my own purposes.)

7 comments:

  1. I sometimes ask my husband "does this (fill in the blank) make me look fat and his answer is always "no dear" but really....the t-shirt does not make YOU look fat.

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  2. Thanks LLL! The tee is a Men's small so it should make me look petite! LOL

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  3. It looks far better on you and NO, you do not look pregnant by any means! Get a new dentist, or at least ask for a new hygenist :)

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  4. My first thought when I saw the photo was WOW, she's looking very slim!! (Thought it when I saw you in person last week too.) But I know the feeling of people expecting you as a newlywed to be pregnant. I think I need a "It's the Cheese" T-Shirt! or maybe one that just says "No I'm Not"...

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  5. I am one of the horrible people who asked you that question in the first year after you got married, and I have felt AWFUL ever since! And I should have known better, since an elderly man once asked me the same thing when I had put on some weight and I was definitely not pregnant. OY!

    You look fine, Christine. There will always be clods who can't resist asking That Question. Like me. 8-P

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  6. LOL Anne! I forgot you may have been the first! I look WAY more pregnant now, at least 3 more months along! Just for that, I am inviting myself to your "new" house this summer, dang it, for lunch prepared by you with CHEESE! :-)

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  7. ok... I saw the title of this post over on the side bar and had to click! Cracks. me. UP! And no, you do NOT look pregnant, nor do you look any bit overweight.

    When I saw the part about the dental hygenist being the said offender ( ha ha!), I did want to point out that I think that's one of those questions they have to ask if there is a possibility of x-rays being taken. It sticks in my head b/c the last time I was pregnant, but had yet to tell anyone, I went in for my dental cleaning and I about fell out of the chair when she asked me the question. "Like how the *hell* did you know?!" ...so... don't go thinking you look chubby. :) The t-shirt looks fabulous!! What a thoughtful brother.

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