Pregnant women tend to be naughty. They want herrings with tea or strawberries at three in the morning. They can dramatically change their point of view and move from tears to laughter.
Even doctors have found quite scientific rationale for this behavior, explaining that a pregnant woman is capricious not because of harm or any known reasons, but because of changes occurring during this period in her body. It seems that she herself is not happy with what she is doing, but she cannot fight with the physiology.
True, it seems to me more and more often lately that workers in medical science have entered into some kind of collusion with representatives of the beautiful half of humanity, simply giving them a unique chance to act up on legitimate grounds.
Whims to be or not to be?
Remembering myself, I can say for sure that I had no whims. Even eating habits somehow did not change much. The same situation was with my mother, and now with my sister, who is expecting a child.
We did not drive our husbands at nights around the clock for something specific, did not sit on their necks in idle doing nothing. After all, pregnancy is not a disease.
However, I have acquaintances moms who used their position for selfish purposes, speculated on them, getting from this even some sadistic pleasure.
My friend is already waiting for the third child. And whenever the family learns the good news, her husband, along with his happiness, feels horror in anticipation of the upcoming difficulties.
A friend – the standard capricious pregnant. And whims begin only when she learns about her position. She learned about her second child when she was three months old. So for two months she behaved adequately, did not torment her husband. But after a visit to the gynecologist, who confirmed the conjectures, the spouse had a difficult time.
So, all duties on the house are automatically transferred to it. Even the friend washes the dishes not every time, and if she takes to the cause, she will, at the end, pretend to be a martyr, grab her stomach and admit that she is not good.
Needless to say, the husband starts to rush around the apartment in a panic, call his mother for help, air the rooms or, conversely, wrap the devout in a blanket. Husband goes shopping, looking for strawberries and cherries not even in season. Honestly, he demonstrates the kind of care that many pregnant women can only dream of.
Education or mockery?
I sometimes even feel sorry for the poor fellow. After all, he sincerely believes that his wife is almost dying. Once I asked her why she was tormenting her husband, who was worried, afraid for her? It is clear that she is not so bad. Pregnancy does not prevent a friend from imparting hours-long shopping, going to cafes, movies, and even bowling! Once she really decided to roll the balls in the sixth month. True, she made only a couple of shots.
So a woman answered my question about the following: Why should I suffer, bear, give birth, suffer, and he sit and cool down?
And I thought, can this approach have any meaning? After all, the role of men in the birth of a child is very small. Five minutes of pleasure – and you are a father! – in this famous joke a huge share of truth. And then, men often do not feel like dads until the moment when a child is born.
And this behavior of the future mother demonstrates to the man how heavy the burden of fatherhood is. It tunes dad in the right way, teaches to be responsible. It turns out, whims – a useful thing? Perhaps the doctors were not so wrong, having found a scientific justification for such behavior.