Friday, February 10, 2012

awkward and...




On the rare occasion that a day passes by without an awkward moment or two nestled somewhere in between the hours, I think to myself, "ah. yes. so that's what ordinary feels like."

But, I like un-ordinary.
I find the joy and humor and light and positive in it.
It's a good thing too. Because un-ordinary frequently strolls along, knocks on my door, and it's all, wham-bam-thank you ma'am.

Take yesterday, for example.

*Accidentally taking the elevator to the staff only level at the hospital. Sadly, this wouldn't be the 1st or 2nd time doing this. So many stares. so much silence.
*The nurse calls out my name, and what would you know, there are two Bonnie(s) in the waiting room today. Me and a 97 year old...who insists it's her Bonnie-name being called. But that's entirely impossible, unless she miraculously gave birth 9 weeks ago and is the Here-for a post-natal checkup-Bonnie.
*Mini-panic attack as the nurse wheels into my room, what appears to be a tray filled with tools meant for a heart transplant. I thought I was getting new birth control, not undergoing major surgery.
*2nd mini-panic attack as my midwife proclaims, "You did an un-medicated birth. This'll be a piece of cake." ...too soon, Kath. too soon.
*Leaky boobs. during my appointment. while wearing a hospital gown. 'nough said.
*Baby Bean pooped his pants. literally. as the sweet nurses were oohing and ahhing all over him, he went all over them.
*Wiggly baby has semi-discovered his hands. And I semi-realized this when he flailed the nursing cover off and flashed me to the lunch rush hour of Panera.
*Mooning a family of four in the Trader Joe's parking lot, while I was clambering in the backseat with the carseat. darn you, stretched out skinny jeans. maybe I should've bought maternity clothes.


And that, my friends, was all in a day's work.
have mercy.

xoxo

{Bon Bon}





30 comments:

Carrie said...

Wow that's priceless....

Jessica said...

Lol, to all of this!

Kristi Hoskins said...

The picture is just awesome! I was laughing through the whole post!

xoxo
Kristi

eprilis said...

Leaky boobs-couldn't help but laugh at this one.
Having awkward moments are better than ordinary boring days. At least you have something funny to remember someday.

Brooke said...

Oh the wonderful joys of having a newborn and the leaky boobs are the best ;) I remember having to get surgery 2 weeks after birth for gallbladder removal and there were leaky boobs and stuff going on ...down there (you know what I mean!) I was so embarrased the docs had to see all that! ha

Liz Brown said...

Hahaha. :D

It seems to me pregnancy and birth and new-motherhood provide a whole LOT of new potential awkward moments. Not promising for an already very blonde person with a history of intensely blonde moments ... >_>

kelci r said...

hahahahhaah! i was reading this during school and couldn't help but laugh out loud! so funny!

Jen B. said...

I found your blog a few weeks ago and I really love it. You're so down to earth! I can totally relate to the leaky book in hospital gown scenario. It was so embarrassing when the doctor came in, but luckily they've seen that a million times over.

Motherhood sure makes you humble. :)

Chloe Deverill said...

I love awkward moments! Well, when they happened to other people, of course.
This post made me laugh...!
Thanks for making my morning!

Emma Frances said...

Baha! So many funny visuals! It sounds like babies bring lots of awkward moments with them!

modern Suburbanites said...

hilarious! i love this post!

www.modernsuburbanites.blogspot.com

Stephanie said...

you crack me up girl.

Sheri said...

hahha oh my! Hospitals bring a whole new level of awkward, don't they?
xo

Dancing Branflake said...

I adore this photo! So not awkward- completely lovable! Just like everything else. Except for the leaky boobs part. That was awkward haha.

Jenna said...

Oh the joys of being a new mother! At least you can laugh about it and share it with us :)

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

xxx
Jenna

Joelle :: Something Charming said...

Thanks for making me smile at my desk. I needed a good laugh today :)

xoxo,
Joelle

Melu103 said...

HAHAHAHAHA
AMEN FOR ALL THAT LOVE!


you are hilarious ...
looks like it will run in the family





Oh by the way =)
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Have a great weekend doll!

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Melina ♥
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Kristen said...

this made me laugh out loud. ha...can totally relate. being a mommy just amps up the awkwardness, doesn't it?

Kira said...

You are so funny. But seriously, this all happened in one day? Impressive.

Holly said...

LOL at the old lady with the same name as you in the doctor's! That's funny! :P

Alexis Kaye said...

you need to call MTV right now and get your own tv show

jennifer blair said...

Wow. Oh, to just be a fly on the wall in your life! ;) I'm glad you entertain us with all these stories!

Jasmine said...

Hahaha, I nearly cried I was laughing so hard! Laughing with you not at you though - absolutely ;)

Thanks for the lovely comment on my post - I really appreciated the kind words! I did end up taking some self-portraits :-)

You have a lovely blog btw, can't wait to read more!
Jas

two birds said...

is it bad that i am laughing at your misfortune? i remember those awkward days of breastfeeding. after a while, you just stop caring!

Cait Emma said...

you are so cute! xo

C

Emily [Bulldogs and Babies] said...

This sounds all too familiar. I remember the post-partum check-up going remarkably similarly. We DO still feel pain and embarrassment, even after all we've been through.

Emily

Sabrina Says said...

You are just my favorite. How does all of this awkwardness happen to one person? I love it!!

I love that you find humor in the simplest things like poo and boobs. Makes my day.

When I come down can we go to Panera?! I've ALWAYS wanted to go.

Dream big, Sabrina.

Sabrina Says

Holly said...

You make me laugh! :) && That picture! I had a similar moment in college when I was walking to class and the umbrella inverted but got caught on a hair clip in my hair - while the wind was still raging! Awkward...

Lea said...

HAHAHA!!!
Wow, I can totally relate to so many things. Leaky boobs, babies pooping on nurses, flashing ta-ta's and mooning strangers. Oh the joys of having an infant! It's okay, when they become teenagers, we'll have our chance at embarrassing them.

BELL HERE said...

you know that moment when you find a new blog that you truly enjoy reading? and then you stalk all over the pages in a very non-threatening way because you just can't get enough? or is that just me? the blog is so enjoyable! can't wait to read more and more. had to follow!

-karli @ www.farmerbell.blogspot.com

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