Monday, May 17, 2010

Our children not gasping and saying, "MOM!! What's that purple on the back of your legs?!?!"

Yes, this happened to me. I rarely wear shorts, but we were doing some intense work in the house yesterday, and I was so hot, so I threw on some nearly knee-length shorts. It wasn't immediate, but my nine-year-old daughter did, in fact, gasp and say, "MOM!! What's that purple on the back of your legs?!?!" You would've thought it was an actual spider, rather than spider veins, crawling up the back of my legs. I just (sort-of) smiled at her and assured her I was okay. And my husband came to my defense in telling her that they were my trophies for having babies. (Before you get angry at the man, be assured that he was simply repeating my own words.)

"TROPHIES?!?!" Callie wasn't quite convinced.

Me either, girl. But it'll have to do. I only wish mine were as subtle as the ones in this picture.

Question for you: Do you have any trophies for having had babies? And do you display them proudly?


laurie said...

No trophies yet, but since baby #1 won't be born 'til I'm in my 30's, I'm thinking I've got a much higher chance of getting them. In terms of the "purple," (which is a hilarious description), my circulation is already pretty lame... So we'll see!

Carrie Bevell Partridge said...

Mine got worse with each baby and were completely horrible and bulging when pregnant with #3. They somewhat improved after she was born, but the evidence is still there. My problem is actually worse with varicose veins than spider veins. Blech.