Wednesday, October 17, 2007

The Real Deal

So, readers, let's be honest...

In the last month or two, people have been up in my business about having a kid and being in law school. A lot of people are awesome and normal about it, and a lot of other people either assume I am dropping out, or they say things like "Hrmph. I never wanted to be one of those mothers that put their career ahead of their children," or on the opposite end, act like the lawyer life is the only thing that matters with statements like "Well what kid of job can you get now?" Such questions and comments make me grumpy.

Today, a champion classmate overheard me in the hall, talking about having a baby, and stopped and screamed and gave me a huge hug. He was thrilled, and the other classmate I was talking to said, "Yeah, we're just talking about how this will affect her career and where she'll get offers," and this all-star chimed in with "Who cares? That's the best news ever." He then said the following, one of the nicest things in a long time and it almost made me cry right in the freaking hallway. Put it on a t-shirt, folks:

(pointing at the classrooms) "This is superficial. "
(pointing to my belly) "THAT right there is the real deal."

I will love that guy forever for saying that.

8 comments:

Nikki said...

That is so awesome. And he's right.

Anonymous said...

Just do what you do and don't let ANYONE tell you it is wrong!!!

supalinds said...

Guess what, people that insert there [unwanted] opinion all over YOUR life, well they just suck.

It's your life, and you get to do whatever makes you happy...WHATEVER. That is one thing I have learned from you.

That is my opinion, unwanted or not. Take it for what it's worth.

Megs said...

oh! i love the real deal.

Anna said...

Bravo to him. I will see what I can do about a t-shirt deal. I am imagining one for the maternity section that says with a big star on the belly "real deal."
ps- you rock.

zacharoo said...

Are you Miranda Hobbs from the famed Sex and the City? As a lawyer, she felt the same way when she got knocked up.

Jay said...

Yes

Emily said...

Anyone I would have known? I guess that was all like another lifetime ago. And now it's old news for you. Anyway, I get it. I think I should save this and remind myself of it sometimes. It's why I gave up on commuting to Utah, but I probably need to remember the WHY more often.