Friday, October 5, 2007

Viewer Calls & Emails

I've had several calls this week at WLBT from viewers wanting to comment about my pregnancy. One lady was shocked at hearing I was expecting. "You're having another baby? You just HAD a baby! I can't believe you want one so soon. How many kids do you have now?" she asked. I told her we had two children and explained that Will was almost two years old. "Already two years old? My, time flies, doesn't it?" she concluded.

Another caller wanted to know, "Does Barbie Bassett walk around her house barefooted all of the time? She's pregnant every time you turn the tv on!"

And this viewer suggested I should change religious denominations.
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I am taking the liberty of contacting a few contractor buddies to see if any of them have any plans for a giant shoe home, cuz at this rate I'm afraid you may just end up as the poem "there once was a woman who lived in a shoe, she had so many kids she didn't know what to do!" Ya know, you would have made a great Catholic...they're big on this procreation thing. Signed, JC
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My mother is one of 8 children; my dad is one of 5. But my grandfather was one of 22! Now that calls for a bigger house. I don't think 3 children warrants a giant shoe home....

11 comments:

Sara said...

Some people amaze me! At least you have a great sense of humor about it all.

Tommy, Suzanne, and Mary Peyton said...

don't you just love (insert sarcasm) how other people just think they have to voice their opinions???

when i was pregnant with mary peyton, we did not find out what we were having. we wanted it to be a surprise. and it was.

anyway........while i was preggo, a patient of mine asked what i was having. i told her that we were excited that we weren't finding out! she proceeded to tell me that i was being "rude and inconsiderant" of others. WHAT? how? she said "what are people going to get you?" i politely told this much much older lady that at my showers, i had gotten all of the necessities and that clothes would come later. i also reminded her that (considering she was in her 60's or 70's) when she had her children, she could not find out the sex. she still stood her ground and made another comment.

so i did it.

as politely as i could.

i told this lady "with all due respect, it's really nobody else's business what we have or how many we have unless they are going to foot the bill for the child".

she didn't say anything else.

i admire you for your patience in dealing with people who, like this lady, have no business voicing their "concerns".

by the way......you look great.

Paula said...

Well said, Barbie!! You will be so blessed!!

~Deidra~ said...

Oh Barbie...how sad that we live in a society that does not value children. What a precious, miraculous blessing each one is! When the barbs of ignorant folks come your way, just go home and snuggle those sweet little angels...and say a prayer for the hard-hearted people in the world who don't know about real joy.

Madame Rubies said...

ROFL! Just tell them making the babies is way too much fun. ;)

Hubby and I love the joke about not being able to tellt he weather in Louisiana on the Weather Channel cause the ladies are always pregnant and their bellies cover that state.

Cynthia said...

God says replenish his Earth! Please don't allow people to steal your JOY! Congratulations!

Mollymobo said...

Barbie - I've heard you talk before in person and it amazes me how much people think it's okay. You are a wonderful, beautiful woman of God and you are absolutely beautiful. I'm glad the cuckoos out there don't bother you ;-)

Ashley said...

I can't imagine anything cuter than the 2 Bassett babies...bring on the third! Love you! :)

Susan said...

Babies are God's way of saying he wants the world to go on...Blessings to you and yours.

Christy said...

That is hilarious, I know it wasn't funny; to you, but a shoe home!!! Give me a break people!

Marshall Ramsey said...

Having three kids, I would suggest a shoe. A big shoe. With lots of toe space.