My biggest pet peeve of the month?
When someone who knows our story learns that I'm pregnant and says excitedly, "Oh, congratulations!" And then, just as quickly, their expression changes to a furrowed brow and they add, "I sure hope this one works out...(likes it's a teenage dating relationship)...(awkward pause as they stare at my belly)...oh, I'm sure this one will work out..." (as if they're reassuring themselves)...(another awkward pause and then I change the subject).
The first time it happened, I though it was a really strange thing to say...and then these awkward interactions started occurring frequently!
I know it's sincere, but if a family goes through the tragedy of losing their teenage son, you don't say, "Oh, I hope your other children don't die, too"!
People are funny. :-) It makes me think about all of the dumb things I've said to someone after they've gone through something tragic....hmmm....