Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Maternity Wardrobe Choices, Customer Service, and Night Time Potty Training

Last weekend, Hub and I did some work in the basement because, a. it needed to be done, and b. I was missing a box of winter maternity clothes. Of course, I was more concerned with the latter and we found them buried in an unlabeled box in the very back corner of where we store things. As I excitedly went through clothes a few things stood out. Some of these items were no longer wearable due to wear and tear. Others were unwearable because clearly they were out of style.

Case in point: Denim Overalls. I really want to believe that when I purchased and wore these in 2003, the first time I was pregnant, that they were a good idea. I also want to believe that I looked super-cute with them on. I remember wearing them the day we went to do our registry, soon after finding out ED was a boy, with a cute t-shirt underneath and my hair in pigtails. I would never wear the overalls (or the pigtails for that matter) now. This leads me to wonder if it is because I am older, because I have kids now and feel older, or if really, in 2008 overalls are just not an option. I further wonder if they were a bad idea in 2003 and I was just clueless.

When I came in to work today, I had a voicemail from a very upset customer. He said and I quote, “Hello, my name is MR. ‘X’. ‘Big Bank’ has STOLEN MY MONEY!! FUCK YOU!!.” Then I’m pretty sure that he threw the phone because for the next 2.5 minutes I heard muffled background noise before my voicemail cut him off. He didn’t leave any identifiable information or a phone number so I can’t call him back. Even if I could, I probably wouldn’t. Regardless of how irritated I was with a company, I would never leave such a message. I would also at least give them the opportunity to do something about my situation. I just don’t get people sometimes.

We woke ED up twice to pee in the middle of the night, and he did very well until he got up this morning. I think in that half awake stage, before he gets out of bed in the morning, he just lets it go. I’m at a loss here. He doesn’t want to wear pull-ups to bed anymore (and I don’t want to buy them) but it seems like no matter what, he’s going to pee. It has only been 2 days, so maybe a week of training will break him. He gets really upset when he wets, and I don’t want him to feel ashamed, but again, he is the one who is initiating this. I guess we just have to see how it goes.

9 comments:

Jess said...

I remember overalls being in fashion. I don't remember what year it was, though. But maybe 2003. It's probably more a function of the trends than your age. Because I'm pretty sure that when overalls were in, women older than you were wearing them.

Swistle said...

I wore overalls when I was pregnant in 1998, and not only was I FREAKIN ADORABLE, every other woman in my childbirth class was also wearing them. When I was pregnant in 2000, I wore them for the first half of the pregnancy, then switched to maternity jeans. Then I never wore them again.

Tessie said...

I'm okay with the overalls while pregnant. Otherwise: no.

I am SO GLAD I don't work at a job where people tell me to fuck off. GAH!

Misty said...

I am sure you were fine in the overalls. I had some with Brother and I did keep some of my maternity clothes, but they were viciously out of style when I was growning Jelly Bean. Maternity clothes had gone from loose plaid/flowered things to the new fitted Hot Mama mainstream look.

As for the night training thing, I have no advice. Brother STILL wets the bed. The Dr. said it is genetic (I wet the bed waaaayyy late, too.) and not to stress about it. So, I have no idea how one goes about night training. Mayhap you should tell ME how to do it.

desperate housewife said...

Night training? I say, you're pregnant, let it go. Just do those plastic sheets and resign yourself to washing a load of wet stuff in the morning. Better than having to wake up twice a night! Yuck. And like Misty said, it could be a genetic thing that's just going to happen for a while no matter what you do. My sister wet the bed until she was NINE. Yeah. And then had a growth spurt and promptly stopped. So who knows what causes these things?

CAQuincy said...

Izzy has been potty-trained for what--six months? now? And she still wets at night. And I know my middle child wet at night for a while. And had accidents even after we thought it was "safe" to go without the pull-up. I was really cheap--I put a shower curtain on his bed. Easy clean-up!

I think waking the kid up to remind him/her to go potty while *I* was pregnant would make ME very, VERY EVIL in the morning.

Emily said...

Seems like overalls on pregnant ladies never seemed crazy or anything to me. Not that I'd ever really thought about it before now. . . Hmm. Speaking of maternity clothes, I am overwhelmed with the thought of buying them in the coming months. I feel like I need a maternity shopping assistant or something. I have no idea what to get.

Misty said...

*GASP* and *Look of Total Amazement, complete with jaw dropping action*

Caquincy is f*cking brilliant. Shower curtain! Ah! I bow down before the superior mama.

I am a dumbass.

LoriD said...

I could never pull of the maternity overalls (my first pregnancy was in 2000). I had an issue with any of the "fashions" that made a pregnant lady look like a child (anything pink, babydoll shirt - which were not in style then, anything with bows...) For all three of my pregnancies, I wore a lot of black and denim.