What To Expect When You’re Over-Expecting

| Romantic | March 10, 2015

(In this story, I’m driving and my wife is pregnant. I am discussing a family vacation that my relatives didn’t plan out super well and asking about travel. My wife has a tendency to come up with the most hyperbolic statements and it never fails to amuse me. She is already a little moody this day.)

Me: “So, I told him, you know, I am not sure that we can do it in that timeframe because we’re pregnant.”

Wife: *teasing* “’We’?”

Me: “I don’t know what you call it. What do you call it when someone in the relationship is pregnant?”

Wife: *shrugs* “I don’t know. I’ve just been telling people that we’re expecting.”

Me: “Oh, okay. That makes sense.”

Wife: “Yeah, but, I don’t know. That seems kind of weird to say.”

Me: “What do you mean?”

Wife: “Well, ‘expecting’ makes it sound like we have really high expectations. You know, like we’re expecting the baby to be born then immediately go, like, to medical school or something.”

Me: *snickering*

Wife: “What?! I’m just saying; it seems like you’re setting the bar kind of high.”

Me: *smiling*

Wife: “Stop laughing like I said something amusing!”

Me: “You just said something that is totally ridiculous. Why would a baby go to medical school?”

Wife: “That’s what I was saying! Don’t expect a baby to go to medical school when it’s a couple hours old. You know, manage your expectations.

Me: *grinning* “You’re so funny.”

Wife: *upset* “I’M NOT TRYING TO BE!”

Me: *forcing smile to go away* “Okay, okay. I’m sorry; I promise that I won’t make our baby go to medical school.”

Wife: *evil glare* “Fine.”

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