There’s a Yiddish proverb that goes something like “We plan, God laughs”. Woody Allen tweaked it to be “If you want to make God laugh, tell Him about your plans.”
I’m more interested in making my friends laugh, (although I’m sure God could use a good giggle what with all the nonsense humans are up to these days), so I’ve tweaked it further still:
If you want to make your mommy friends point and laugh hysterically at you until their already-limited bladder control fails them, tell them your plans for your maternity leave.
Not nearly as elegant as those Yiddish folk, but I’m going with it. Read more