Friday, March 28, 2008

Viewer Emails

It's time for another installment of viewer emails.

Tuesday night, I wore a white collared maternity shirt. It's after Easter, right? So I thought I could get away with wearing the shirt---apparently not.

Barbie, I know you are anxious and excited about your new addition. Just a little piece of advice: white would probably be the least best color for you at this point. You are obviously dealing with an enlargement issue since you are 8 1/2 months pregnant. It just makes you look larger, that's all. One solid color (not white) would be better, don't you think? Just trying to be helpful. Signed, Bobbie Self

(Not only is white NOT the best color for me to wear, but I'm covering up the map again!)

Barbie, you need to get a pointer or longer arms. You are covering up Natchez on the state map. Signed F.Lovett

For those of you who read the blog, I've shared a television secret with you: television cameras make everyone look 10-15 pounds heavier than normal. Most people who have never seen themselves on tv don't realize the harsh reality. So this week, I've received several emails and phone calls from viewers asking this question:

Barbie, I know you have been asked this question a number of times, but I must ask when is the third baby due, and are you and William having twins? I have been with you through both your children but this came by surprise. Signed, Peggy Adams

Barbie, When is the new baby due? I think this is number 3 since I''ve been here. Looks like more than one. Right or wrong? Signed, Marge

Barbie, my husband and I watch you faithfully each night. You're really getting big so I'm hoping you are carrying twins instead of just one. By the way, can you say hello tonight on the 6pm news to my husband and I? Signed, Eloise & Bobby Hood


The next time someone asks me if I'm having twins, I'm thinking about really shocking their socks off and saying something like, "Haven't you heard? I'm have quintuplets!" as I smile.....

6 comments:

Sara said...

HA! Quints would really shock people. I can't believe those people then asked you to say "hello" to them on the air after sending a comment like that. Amazing! Keep your head up!

Katrice said...

Your answer could be, "Well, we've decided not to find out. We do think we are having twins or maybe triplets ... we'll just have to wait and see. Make sure you stay tuned!" (as you smile and walk away) ha!

Lori V said...

I can't believe people have the nerve to write in and say the things they do. This is just crazy. Congrats on your upcoming bundle of joy.

BarbC said...

You are a better person than me. I would say "Baby? What baby?"

I think you look great... like a woman who is "great with child" which is a wonderful, amazing, miraculous thing!

Barbara

Barbara said...

Nothing throws people off like a good sense of humor! Think fast on your feet!! :)

Anonymous said...

Barbie:
I teach high school and I always tell people that nothing surprises me anymore; however, I'm amazed at what people have said or e-mailed you about your pregnancy. I've looked back on your blog and can't find where you asked people's opinion on how you look so why do they feel compelled to tell you these things? Have they never been pregnant? You're supposed to gain weight during this time.

I just wanted to tell you that I think you've handled these horrible e-mails with grace and tact. Your Christian walk is not only evident in your blog but also in the way you handle yourself

Good luck with baby Bassett!

Sincerely,
Kathy Sheffield