"Is this a kissing book?"
But because my baby brother, Superman, and his lady, Lois, are expecting, I thought it would be fun to talk about all the obnoxious, unsolicited, and unwanted pregnancy and parenting advice we've all had to endure.
One of my favorite examples, and the one I shared with Lois the other day as a joke, is the famous, "OMG, don't change cat litter!" freakout. It usually comes from a well-meaning teenager who babysat her little cousin last summer and had to change the cat litter because her pregnant aunt "could have, like, died!" It's not that the whole avoiding-cat-litter thing isn't true; it's just that it's literally one of the first things a pregnant woman hears from EVERYONE—whether she has a friggin' cat or not.
What were/are you sick to death of hearing from unwelcome advisers? It doesn't matter if the advice is based in fact or fiction, disproven or commonly believed. What made/makes you want to slap a well-meaning bitch?