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Pregnancy Brain

I contacted a client to let her know she paid me the wrong amount.

Client: “Oh my god, I’m so sorry! Must be pregnancy brain.”

Me: “You’re pregnant? Congratulations! That’s so exciting!”

Client: “Oh, no no. Back when I was pregnant, I started using ‘pregnancy brain’ as a reason for doing dumb things, and I’ve just continued to use it because it’s the best excuse.”

She had one kid 9 years ago.


Things I Understand

A parent watches me finish up a lesson with her kid.

Parent: “You’re really good with her. She really listens to you.”
Me: “Aw, thanks.”
Parent: “Not to scare you, but…you know it won’t be that way with your own kids, right?”

Um, yeah lady. The success of my entire home-tutoring career stems from the premise that kids don’t listen to their parents.



I’m Ready

Me: “I see all these parents getting weepy about sending their 4th or 5th grade kids to camp for the first time, but I don’t even have kids yet and I’m already SO excited to send them. They’ll be going to 2-month sleep away camp when they’re 7.”

Friend: “7 years old?! That’s kind of young.”

Me: “7 months old.”