I have just very recently started maternity leave. Several people-none of whom are currently pregnant- have said "Already?" with a snort.... This annoys me a lot for obvious reasons. (Reasons like: what the hell is it to you when I finish work? or I actually run a business as well as go to work so dont worry I wont be laying around resting or relaxing or watching daytime TV, or reading novels all day- BUT SO WHAT IF I AM!??! ) but I have bit my tongue on most occasions, it is rare and difficult for me to bite my tongue but bitten I have. Apparently I can at times be a woman Chef calls Pregneesha.
Pregneesha was a phrase coined by a friend of ours when his wife was being pregnant and "emotional". This Pregneesha woman can be quite emotional/ feisty/agitated at times, she is easily riled up, she bursts into tears over seemingly minor irritations, she cannot remember simple words or phrases, she can be very irrational, she cannot spell, she has a limited sense of humour, has no tolerance for sarcasm or smart arsey-ness and, she is inpatient, she is lazy, she has irrational thoughts about extremely rare birth abnormalities, she cannot, currently eat coriander and feels like she can live on a diet of things wrapped in pastry. She needs constant reassurance that the studio will be finished before the baby comes. Pregneesha is also clumsy and forgetful.
The thing is I know I am being unreasonable. I know I am being hard to live with sometimes but soon Pregneesha will be gone and your wife will be back Chef. I promise.