I’m pretty much out of gas today, my brain is fried, it’s been a long week — basically, I’m going to use my Slice tonight to vent. Sorry. Get out now if you don’t want to hear about it.
Commence whinging in 3…2…1….
Now that K is approaching two, all we seem to hear about is WHEN ARE YOU HAVING A SECOND CHILD?!?!?! Oh my god is this an irritating question. We’ve heard it from both grandmothers, an uncle, random people we work with, the lady at the grocery store…
Looks, here’s why you don’t ask that question of someone. It’s because YOU DON’T KNOW. A) The question assumes the parents actually want another one, which is none of your business; b) it’s problematic to inquire when because hey, you don’t know if the couple in question has got fertility issues or has been trying or something else is going on that is none of your business; and c) it is none of your mothertruckin’ business.
Look, I get it: we made a really adorable kid.
And everybody loves babies and most people have more than one kid and blah blah blah.
The point is, it’s such an invasive question. I felt this way when we were married and people asked when we were going to have kids. Are they really asking about our sex life and/or the occupancy of my uterus? Why yes, yes they are. MYOB or GTFO.
Rant over. You may now return to your regularly scheduled Slicing. Have a nice night!