Sunday, September 5, 2010


It's true. I've been walking around naked for the past few days:

I can't even get on my plain wedding band any more. And so I've been walking around with a naked left ring finger, which I haven't done since 2007. It's weird and now needs to be rectified because apparently it makes other people uncomfortable and, in turn, makes me feel uncomfortable.

See, yesterday I went to Target to tool around and see what was on sale. My Target has a Starbucks inside and I usually get a decaf mocha light frappachino to sip on while spending all my dollars. Yesterday, though, I had my first (decaf) pumpkin spice latte of the season and it was glorious.

Except for all of the judging.

As I walked up and down the aisles in Target, holding my decaf latte in my naked left hand, I watched people look at my huge gut and then my naked hand, and then my coffee... and I could see their thought bubbles: Look at this fat, unwed, caffeine-fiend.

Ryan says I'm making this up, but I can assure you - I was judged. In Target. It was a shame. I thought I could just suck it up for the next 8.5 weeks without a wedding band, but I can't. Clearly a wedding band doesn't make me more or less married, but I love my wedding bands and I miss wearing them. That's where this little guy comes in:

This'll be my stand-in from now 'till my rings fit again, which probably won't be until after Baby Girl is here... only 8.5 weeks to go!!


Mrs. Grant said...

Thankfully my finger isn't naked but I totally get those looks when I walk around with coffee...which yes happens often on Target trips! LOVE DECAF MOCHAS & cannot wait to get a PS Latte!

Blair@HeirtoBlair said...

ohhh, do I know those judgey stares. & HATE THEM. I had to stop wearing my rings around 25 weeks & hated every second of it. Looking back, I should have just invested in a plain gold band to wear.

& LOVE pumpkin spice lattes. like, adore. on an unhealthy level.

Dana said...

it's true...people judge you when they don;t see a ring on your finger. Hello....ever heard of swelling during pregnancy. I really miss wearing mine :(

Tracey said...

Hilarious! I usually go without my ring to the gym, but ever since I am sporting the baby bump, I wear it. I can totally relate to this post....great idea with the stand in ring!

MayLove said...

I have to admit, I'd probably be one of those people, but mostly just on the pregnant w/ Starbucks. I don't think I'd ever look so hard to notice you not wearing a ring! It honestly never occurred to me that those women might be drinking decaf, or tea! I'm such an ass, sorry ladies if I've ever judged you unnecessarily! I sympathize on the ring thing. I had to have a fakie while my ring was off being sized and repaired before the wedding. I thought I'd be barraged with questions of whether the wedding had been called off, and I didn't want to deal with that. Yep, I'm lame on all counts!
Also, I LIVE for pumpkin spice latte season! YUM!