Post # 1
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
A bunch of my friends and co-workers have had babies recently and apparently that means I’m free game for the dreaded Baby Question. They’ll be telling me how awful it is when the baby cries and that even though they sleep they never get any rest. Then in the next breath, “are you trying for a baby?” My response is pretty much “heck no!”
Even if we were I wouldn’t be telling anyone because: a) I would be extremely embarassed to discuss doing the deed with friends and co-workers; and b) I don’t want anyone to know for just in case we don’t get pregnant right away (I don’t want to deal with the endless questioning of “so are you pregnant yet?”) I guess I will just have to deal with the lesser of two evils by dealing with the “are you trying” questions over the “are you pregnant yet” ones.
Any funny responses that I can cycle in since we won’t be trying for at least another year? I would at least like to amuse myself.
Post # 2
beachbride1216: Maybe just change the subject to something else going on in your life?
“Are you trying for a baby?”
“No, but FI and I are planning a cruise in December!”
Post # 3
Best response I’ve heard, “We’re just practicing”
Post # 4
I took 10 cycles to get pregnant, so kudos to you on doing what we also chose: not telling a damn person that we were trying.
I just lied and told people we were never having kids (with a big emphasis on ‘NEVER’ — I find that’s such a forboding word that most people won’t pry further. If they continue to ask, a, “I don’t want to talk about it,” should do the trick). When a random relative would bring it up (usually an in-law talking to MIL, hinting about us having kids), we would just sit in silence or change the subject. It worked — after a few times, people started shutting up. By the time they found out I was pregnant, my in-laws were convinced that we were never having kids.
You give them anything to work with, and if they’re nosy enough to ask question a, they’ll continue asking more if they sense that you’re at all comfortable with it. My “never” and implied fertility issues (which…for 10 perfectly timed cycles, and knowing what we know now, we likely did have them) worked like a charm.
Post # 5
I used to have. Lot of these:
“as soon as they make a good tasting non alcoholic wine that still gets me buzzed”
“waiting X years is the standard in our family”
“we are still mourning the passing of our plant/pet rock”
“honestly, all I want is a puppy!!”
“when prices drop on the black market we will pick some up”
“I checked out Costco, too expensive”
just look at your shoes and start crying.
my favourite “and how is your sex life? Because that is what you just asked me” this one could be especially good since new moms are asking you. You could also ask them if they sex lives have fully recovered yet.
Post # 6
PoppyH: I love “we are still mourning the passing of our plant/pet rock”<br /><br /><br />
Post # 7
PoppyH: I love the “how’s your sex life?” One. I’ve also heard “do you/does your wife spit or swallow?”. Or “no sorry we’re not having unprotected sex but when we do decide that my husband can ejaculate inside me without a condom you’ll be the first to know!”
i personally tell people it’s none of their business Or that it’s between DH, my doctor and myself. If I’m feeling really snarky I’ll say when it’s legal to crate kids and leave them all day like we do with our dogs or something to that effect.
Post # 8
You read my mind! The “are you pregnant” question drives me crazy. Yes, I would absolutely love to be pregnant and have way more children than most of the people asking, but no, I’m currently not. Nor am I going to inform anyone other than my mother that we plan to try because I don’t want the dreaded “yet” added onto the question. At least people mean well…but I still want to give very direct, opinionated, and socially unacceptable answers.
Maybe next time I’ll try the pet rock idea! 😀
Post # 9
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
Annoying, but most people just mean well and are trying to connect or whatever. (Although definitely tacky to ask about whether you’re currently TRYING. Really, does anybody need to know those details?! Nobody’s asked me that – we just get “Are you guys thinking about having kids anytime soon?” etc)
I say “We’re just enjoying being the two of us for now.”
Post # 10
”Unfortunately, I can’t have kids (right now) … I have sooooo many breakable objects in my house.”
Post # 11
beachbride1216: How about, “Why do you ask?”
Or, “I guess it’s true what they say, misery really does love company.”
Its such a rude, nosy question.