Since having Little Man, I’ve noticed something about myself that bothers me a little. I’m a “know-it-all”.
I’ve had several pregnant friends since I gave birth and joined the ranks of new mothers. Since that point, because obviously I’m so experienced and all, I occasionally look through my friend’s registries and have thoughts like “oh, they don’t really want that”, “um, that doesn’t work”, and “Oh, they really won’t be needing that!”.
I know. That’s terrible!
Then, after briefly pondering whether or not I should mention these thoughts to them, I hit myself on the forehead and tell myself to mind my own business.
I am totally aware that no two houses run the same. Just because I didn’t need that particular item, does not mean someone else won’t. Plus, I remember being pretty frustrated when my friends decided to get me something that wasn’t on my registry because they liked that product better. I had done my research and I didn’t appreciate the assumption that I didn’t know what I needed.
Now, in retrospect, I understand why people tweaked my registry. I also ultimately appreciated some of the “better” gifts. In any case, I still think it’s probably best if I hold back my opinions and trust that my friends have done their research and might not appreciate my efforts, no matter how noble my intentions. Because, let’s face it: no one really enjoys a know-it-all. Right?