The 9 Best Excuses To Get Away With During Pregnancy
Saturday, June 22nd, 2013
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:
Cooking. “Ugh, honey, I’m sorry, but the smells just make me so nauseated!!” Fortunately, that only applies to cooking food, not eating it, so it’s time to let the men in the kitchen.
Vacuuming. Lugging that heavy vacuum up and down the stairs to clean them? Surely that’s bad for the baby, right?
Cleaning the bathroom. All those toxic chemicals and fumes! Sure, you could crack a window, but it’s better left to someone else, don’t ya think?
Sex. This is definitely one time in your life when you have a get-out-of-sex-free card. Unless you’re in the mood, of course, in which you case, you have every reason to have more sex. All those hormones!