Is anyone else dealing with snarky digs since having a baby?
I still have 29 pounds to lose, and I'm working at it. I've started running again and am posting my workouts on dailymile. One of my co-workers (another English professor who runs) commented on my workout:
Keep crawling ;-)
because I've been running a mile, walking 5 minutes, running a mile, walking five minutes, etc.
So I just posted back: Mean, mean. You're like an older sister I work with :-)
And her reply: Haha-not sooo old that I can't run faster than that.
She's the one who toward the end of my pregnancy asked if she should bring the handtruck to wheel me to our meeting down the hall. I guess the picking is still going on.
And last night, another co-worker said, "I was going through your Facebook pics, and I thought, Wow. Shaindel used to look like *that*?"
Since we're all professors at the same school, it's really not like I can change my relationships with them or "unfriend" them on Facebook or whatever. They're both women in their 50s who've never had children, and I could understand them picking on me for a while after having a baby, but it's been FOUR MONTHS NOW.
I honestly don't know if there are any solutions, but thanks for letting me vent.
ETA: This might be because I broke the rule that female professors aren't supposed to have kids, and they're "punishing" me for it. There are only two female professors at my school who have kids, and they both got laid off during their second pregnancies and then hired back through unfair labor practices, so this really might be a "careerist" thing, but I don't necessarily feel comfortable venting on the working moms board since I feel like I know you guys...