I was walking into playgroup with my kids and another mum and her 2 kids also...i dont know the ladies at playgroup very well as we only joined recently.
Anyways, her 3-4 yr old son comes running up to me and said this:
"My mummy had a baby in her belly but it stopped growing and a doctor had to take it out with a tool."....
His mum quickly came up behind him and told him to only say that to her.
I still cant shake off how awkward i felt as i just didnt know what to say to him spur of the moment (i didnt even know she was pregnant).
So i just said: oh, ok that would have made your mum sad, i hope ur looking after her.."
Then his mum and i had this awkward silence and i asked if she was ok? She said "oh, u know im getting there.".....
i have no bloody idea what shes going thru right now and i felt so oblivious to her situAtion. (i just had a baby 9weeks ago) i then felt bad about talking about my baby infront of her to the other ladies who asked, so i was a bit blunt and kinda kept walking of to play with DD.....
Such an awkward morning not just for me but probably even more for this poor mum who lost her baby and possibly didnt even want me knowing about it.
I just had to get it off my chest.
What to do in these situtions?!