Out of all the pregnancy side effects a gestating woman can suffer through, cravings definitely aren't the worst. I mean, my cravings brought me closer to donuts, spicy pasta, and then more donuts. That’s not to say cravings can't still be a disruption, especially if there’s no suitable restaurants or grocery stores nearby. In fact, the potential challenges involving a must-have-now meal are no joke, which is why there are things that every grown-ass man does when his pregnant partner has cravings. Take heed, partners of pregnant people: food cravings might not be the worst, but they're no joke.
To be fair, my partner was actually pretty great about my cravings, and we have a friend who still jokes about the time they ran into each other when my spouse was buying sausage and renting me a copy of Frozen (because that's what you do for a pregnant woman, obviously). Though, I could see it being more of a struggle if said cravings involved ingredients that weren’t available from the grocery store that’s three minutes away, or from simply putting in a take-out order for the restaurant that’s a few blocks south. But, in my case, and in the case of most moms I know, cravings weren’t totally off-the-wall, middle-of-the-night, emergencies.
Then again, seeing as I still have a few weeks to go in my second pregnancy, perhaps I shouldn’t get too far ahead of myself. If a desperate cry for donuts strikes again, here’s how I think my spouse, a grown-ass man, would respond: