Thursday, April 22, 2010

bless you

....in which I share too much....

I remember when the big trampolines came into popularity. We were at my cousins house for a graduation. The kids were all jumping around having a blast. At the end of the day when most of the guests had gone home, only family remained. My mom and aunts must have been feeling the relief of a party completed, because a few of them hopped on the trampoline. Only to quickly hop right back off. They all laughed at themselves...saying that jumping on a trampoline is not for any woman that had ever given birth.

I remember looking at my sister, puzzled. They discretely explained that once you have children, you can't hold your bladder. We laughed. And laughed. And laughed. Crazy old ladies almost wetting their pants! Then they gave us a look. A look that said, "Just you wait, my dears. Just you wait."

I can assure you that I am not laughing any more.

I warned my sister about this medical marvel. This old lady disease. It was after she had her first baby. I said, "Be careful if you ever have to sneeze." She laughed. And laughed. And laughed.

A few weeks later, she called me one morning. She was no longer laughing at me, but with me. We laughed together. But not too hard. Because, laughing is just as dangerous as sneezing.

7 comments:

redeemed diva said...

haha! Oh, Brambleberry...keep telling more about yourself,it makes me laugh...oh, wait, I have to go pee...

Heather said...

ah! The "SECRET" joys of motherhood. There are just so many, many perks!

I was reminded of this disease when trying to show fifth graders how to jump rope in phy. ed. And that's all I have to say about that.

LocustSt said...

should we play two truths and a lie.

1. I pee everytime I sneeze.
2. I trample my kids everytime we enter the house as to make it to the bathroom before I make bathroom on the floor.
3. I didn't pee my pants running back to the blue belle in from having pizza at the momtime retreat and wasn't forced to put on my pajama pants and then made everyone put theirs on so that I wouldn't be the only one not wearing regular clothes and I didn't make it look like I just wanted it to be a time to get comfy.

Camie said...

Oh yes! This is so funny but oh so true!!!

Visty said...

I knew EXACTLY where you were going as soon as you said "trampoline". Every time we are having some silly fun as a family, I always have to go pee first, to avert disaster from the laughing.

the lady of the house said...

yeah, just asked my nephew - who made me laugh so hard by pulling some funny voices and acting like he was made-up character to my little nephews over the phone... Needless to say, it happened, I left a couple drops in my chair! I was embarrassed and 'm sure my nephew was mortified. Poor kid.
It's always nice to laugh with your sis though, huh.

kara said...

sometimes I'm glad I had c-sections! So, I can laugh at you 'old women'!!!