Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Is it just me, or does it seem like because you are a mom it entitles complete strangers to ask you personal questions?

Usually I don't mind answering questions, I'm sort of an open book in that way. But there is one question that I seem to get asked a lot, especially lately, that just makes me feel a bit awkward.

"So, now that you have a boy and a girl, are you done?"

Why does it make me feel awkward?

It comes from complete strangers - like the sales rep at the car dealership, or the cashier at WalMart, or the waiter at a restaurant, or the annoyed patron at a store - and leaves me wondering how they expect me to respond. Sometimes they are truly curious and sometimes they are a bit demeaning in a she-can-barely-control-the-two-she-has-oh-please-don't-let-her-have-another sort of way.

I usually answer with "Oh depends on the day... we'll see." But I'm half tempted to answer with "Actually, my husband and I have a goal to have more kids than the Duggar family, so watch out!"


  1. Grrr, I totally agree. Seriously, it's none of their business! I say go for it! Let them know you're competing for "Most Children" award...then giggle as you walk away and their mouth hangs open. I'd love to see it.

  2. Take it from me, it only gets worse :P

    Spencer likes to tell nosy inquirers that we'll stop when we hit a dozen or I turn 30/33/35, whichever comes first. People don't quite know how to respond to that ;)

  3. Leave it to Spence to leave someone wondering... ;)

  4. So true!! Usually I just laugh...the kind that is overly polite with a slight raise to the eyebrows...;)