Post # 1
I think so many of us newlyweds (or nearlyweds) need a clever answer to the question: “When are you having a baby?” and all the other variations of that question that people feel the wedding gives them the right to ask. While my first instinct is to say, “none of your damn business,” I’m looking for something less, errr, abrasive.
What are your clever comebacks to this? I’m sure so many of us deal with it.
Post # 3
I usually just say “ask me after I have my PhD” – since I”m just starting out and that gives me 6 years of baby freedom!
Not especially clever but I’m interested in other people’s answers 🙂
Post # 4
My friend responds with “when the condom breaks”. Probably not the ‘unabrasive’ answer you were hoping for, but I think it’s hysterical!
Post # 5
I am just honest and say “we’ll let you know” or “not even on our radar right now”. I think most people do it to make small talk and once you shut it down they don’t ask again.
Post # 6
@CanAmBride: I love that. Honestly, I do want something that makes the person as uncomfortable as they’ve made me.
Post # 7
I used to say “we don’t want to have kids” but that sparks way too many secondary questions. So now my husband and I say, “well its not in the cards for us right now” for some reason people won’t question if you allude to the fact that you will have kids one day – but don’t dare say “never” haha!!
Post # 8
I have a friend who’s been married for a year. She’s starting to get this question a lot from family and others. Her primary response is “Well we’re just doing a lot of practice right now!” referring to the baby-making part of the equation. I think that’s a really cute response.
But of course her family is a pretty open and laid back family that enjoys the odd sex-related/dirty joke. Not for everyone.
Post # 9
I hate this question. Full stop! How do people know you’re not desperately trying? Or actually one of you has been diagnosed infertile? Such an insensitive question, and asumption!! My Fiance and I have been together 12 years, and I got so sick of people asking (before we were engaged) when we were getting married I told people we weren’t. EVER. Now we’re engaged, people often skip quickly from how are your plans coming along? When will you start trying for a baby?! I mean honestly people! Give a girl some breathing room!
Sorry I’ll get off my soap box, because other than a rant at society, I have no witty come back to add 😉
Post # 10
Darling Husband went back to school a couple years ago and has been working on his Bachelor’s part time. My usual response is, “Well, let’s get him out of school first. We don’t need to pay for tuition and diapers at the same time!”
Post # 12
We just celebrated our first wedding anniversary and now we’re hearing about it 24/7. Before the wedding we got questions. After the wedding same questions. We kept telling ppl we wanted to just enjoy being married for a little bit. I guess now that it’s been a year ppl assume that is more than enough time. We are trying now but certainly won’t be telling people that until we have a healthy pregnancy on our hands. It is really tough though. 🙁
Post # 13
- Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza
Post # 14
@AnnieAAA: I KNOW! we’re in the same situation, so i just tell them “oh in a couple of years, we’re still young”
Post # 15
“When you’re willing to come stay up with it at night and change all the diapers”
Post # 16
I used to say “when you pop one out for me”. lol