Friday, March 19, 2010

I always ask the tough questions.

I have a vivid memory of a dentist coming to talk to my first grade class. My six year old self was stubborn and set in her ways, a lot like my grown up self actually. In any case, I remember asking him the question "If I'm only going to brush my teeth once a day, when is the most important time to do that?" He looked at me like I had sprouted a second head and he had absolutely no idea how to answer my question. He tried to side step it and tell me that, no no, you really need to brush your teeth at least twice a day. None of this once a day nonsense. But I pressed the issue and he finally answered. I've forgotten what the answer was, as I now do brush my teeth at least twice a day, but I remember asking the question.

Yesterday, I put a similar pregnancy question to my mother. "Mom, I'm eating well but not getting enough calories. Is it better to just not eat enough or to supplement the calories I'm not getting by eating junk?" The answer is clearly to just eat more of the good stuff, but that is proving difficult. My mom was flustered and got me to elaborate on what I meant by junk. In the end though, she finally answered my question. It is apparently better to just eat the good stuff, even if not enough of it and it's ok to be losing weight at this stage (for me, in my overweight but not obese state). I may have sprouted a second head, but when pressed most people will answer the difficult questions like that.

Days Pregnant: 72
Days to go: 208

1 comment:

  1. I think the morning is the best time if you're only going to brush once a day.