Wednesday, September 20, 2006Question of the Week
One of our very early posts addressed the issue which all non-contracepting mothers have to face: that of unsolicited comments about your family size or the spacing of your children etc. It can be awkward to think of a response when someone has the audacity to impose their opinions on your lifestyle choices.
I'm curious about the reverse situation we all face too. Women these days are eager to tell even strangers "Well, I'm done having kids so..." or "My husband is getting 'fixed' so we don't have to worry about that anymore." ...Things along this line.
How do you act when you encounter such abrubt statements? Do you say something to convict them? Politely nod and smile? How do you handle these experiences?