The 9 Best Excuses To Get Away With During Pregnancy

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013 by from Blog from the Belly

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    When I read that Reese Witherspoon tried to wiggle her way out of her husband’s ticket by claiming she was pregnant, I have to admit that my first thought (aside from a little disappointment in Reese, because come on, who doesn’t love Legally Blonde?) was why didn’t I ever think of that?

    My mind flashed back to a few years ago, on Christmas Eve, when my husband had been speeding to make it to church. Not the best move, in retrospect, and when he got pulled over right outside of the church parking lot, I was so upset that 1) he had been speeding at all 2) that it was on the way to Christmas Mass and 3) that we were right by the church, for cryin’ out loud, that I burst into tears.

    And although I don’t think it was obvious to the officer at the time, I happened to be pregnant (which probably accounted for the emotional outburst) and as it also happened, he didn’t give us a ticket that night. I think he totally felt bad for the obvious lunatic of a wife my husband had. Plus, it was Christmas.

    So, in a round-about way, my pregnancy did kind of get us out of a ticket that night. Which got me thinking…what else can pregnancy get us women-folk out of?

    Here are the 9 best excuses I came up with:

    {Continued: Excuse #1}

What do you think? The 9 Best Excuses To Get Away With During Pregnancy

Chaunie Brusie, RN, BSNAuthor

Chaunie Brusie is a writer, speaker, and labor and delivery nurse. She began serving as an advocate for young mothers after discovering her own two tiny blue lines during her senior year of college. She blogs about her journey as a young mom of three at www.tinybluelines.com and her first book, Tiny Blue Lines, is now available. Find Chaunie on ... More

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  1. Avatar of Ellamiek Ellamiek says:

    I use way too many of these… oh well :)

  2. Avatar of Jennifer Jennifer says:

    This is my first pregnancy and I think all 9 sound amazing!!

  3. Avatar of sgroves09 sgroves09 says:

    I’ve used my pregnancy to call off of work.

  4. Avatar of Monica Monica says:

    I Do #9 ALL The Time..!

  5. Avatar of Jillann1982 Jillann1982 says:

    Haha, I once told a female cop who pulled me over for speeding that I was speeding bc I had to pee (I was quite pregnant and I DID have to pee) and she let me off with a warning. :)

  6. Avatar of Jillann1982 Jillann1982 says:

    Umm, maybe you didn’t exactly research your Reese Witherspoon comment. She didn’t lie about being pregnant to get out of a parking ticket, she was DRUNK and lied about being pregnant bc her husband was being arrested for drunk driving, and she ended up getting arrested as well.

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