Know what’s been happening to me a lot lately? I’ll tell you since you’ll never guess.
I get this comment every day that I am out of my house by some ignoramous.
“Why are you having another baby when you already have a girl and a boy?”
And the ignoramous who asks me this question is serious. I think this ignoramous also has a lot of guts to ask a hormonal, outspoken, pregnant chick such an ignorant and personal question. It’s like teasing a rattlesnake. Dumb move.
So what am I to do? This side of me thinks I ought to start shooting the people who say these airheaded things to put them out of their absolute misery. This side of me feels a need to explain the personal decision my husband and I made about the size of our family.
The next assumption is this… “so I suppose this is your last then”. As if that is anyone’s business in the first place.
Who decided it was ok to ask complete strangers about their family choices and plans? Who made it perfectly normal to say these things to pregnant women or their spouses?
How absurd that society thinks I have a big family because of my soon to be 3 children. I’ll show you a big family. I’ll show you the best childhood ever and the most love ever and the greatest family on the planet. I’ll show you all of my aunts and uncles and cousins; my mom and dad and siblings; my grandparents and nieces and nephews. You’ve never seen such a family I guess. Holidays are absolute blow-out events. Fun for the entire family. More presents under a Christmas tree than you’ve ever laid your beedy little eyes on.
I have decided not to give a true response anymore. From now on I am going to say this…
They ask me: “why are you having another baby when you already have a girl and a boy”
I am going to say: “to rid the world of people who ask ignorant and personal questions they have no business asking — if there are more of us, then there are less of you”
They might say: “so I suppose this is your last child then”
My response: “uh, yeah, last time I checked the size of my family was not up for discussion — esp with a perfect stranger”
What do you think?
Will it work?
It’s like the idiot
who asks a non-pregnant
woman when she’s due!!