Good answer for the question "When are you going to have children?"
September 11, 2006 7:41 PM Subscribe
Snappy comebacks, please, for the question: so, when are you going to have children?
posted by chippie to human relations (87 answers total) 49 users marked this as a favorite
Honest answer: I have no idea—maybe never. Believe me, no one likes this answer and it rarely goes unchallenged. I have no desire to discuss it with anyone, but it's not a question of infertility or anything like that.
My best answer so far is: well, we're waiting to see how yours turn out before we decide.
Possibly relevant details: I'm married, female, and starting to get toward the age where people are wondering if I'm EVER going to do it.
I don't want to be rude to people, though it's hard to imagine a ruder question, really. I'd love to get away with a funny answer that makes them laugh but still realize how incredibly intrusive and none-of-their-business that question is.