The content of this entry probably won't go over too well seeing as most of my readers are women. Nevertheless, something has got to be said.
I know I am not alone in complaining about this.
When women who have recently given birth or who are expecting get together, the conversation inevitably turns to the gory details of labor and delivery. I call it "talking about discharge."
One fine example of this phenomenon happened during a Sunday dinner at my mom's house. Along with my siblings, our spouses and our kids, my mom had invited over a Venezuelan couple and their newborn baby. In all there were probably four women who had recently given birth or were expecting.
Before the food was even on the table, the conversation turned to labor and delivery. Suddenly it was "afterbirth this" and "mucous plug" that. . . Then the Venezuelan lady uttered a line that is forever seared in my memory. "Gwen I had birth, my bar-china tore to my rectoom."
For the love of all that is holy, let me eat in peace.