Today, I lied. I do not usually lie at all. In fact, when people tell jokes, I accidentally ruin it by telling the truth about myself or the situation…oops. Well, today, I was caught off guard.
My husband used to work in a grocery store in the tiny town we live in. Thus, when I go grocery shopping, the people there know that I’m “Dan’s wife.” Well, I know from what he’s told me that most of the women that work there are gossips–and mean, at that.
Today, I went through a lady’s line that I don’t particularly enjoy chatting with, but hers was the shortest. So, I’m making small talk with her and she mentions how eating healthy is harder for her with kids, and I said something like “yeah, I can imagine that will be a challenge one day for me, too,” to which she responds by asking if we are planning to have children soon. I flat out lied. I told her no, I am focusing on my flourishing piano tutoring business and no plans in the midst.
At first, I felt bad…and I still feel a little bad. After all, God tells us not to lie, and I want to follow His Word and do what He says…but WHAT do you say to THAT? Don’t get me wrong, I’m not ashamed or embarrassed of the fact that we are trying for kids…but I don’t want to wave it like a flag to everyone around me. I mean, shouldn’t my sex life be somewhat private? At least private enough that people don’t feel comfortable to ASK about it? And I don’t even KNOW this lady. So, hubby and I talked about it, and thought of a few responses:
- “We like to keep that between us.”
- “Yes, we have sex every single day.” (I would probably never have the guts to say this one, but it’s funny nonetheless).
- “It’s none of your business.”
DAY 17: If you could have 3 wishes, what would they be?
1. No more financial troubles.
2. No infertility troubles at all.
3. No more excess body hair. Seriously, is that too much to ask as a woman?