Sunday, May 26, 2013

Link to "An Open Letter Regarding Inquiries About My Reproductive Plans"

Day 26, Sunday: Something you read online. Leave a link and discuss, if you'd like.

It's funny how when you're dating someone, everyone is quick to ask when you're getting married.  And then once you're married, the hot question quickly shifts to, "when are you having kids?"  I've been married for almost two and a half years and we don't have kids yet.  Yes, we both want kids someday, just not now.  I'm lucky in that my family doesn't really ask the kid question much at all.  I do get it from strangers or people I've only recently met, more often than I'd like.  Most of the time it doesn't bother me that much- it's annoying more than anything else.  But especially for strangers, I just think it is a very personal question to ask since you never really know a couple's circumstances or what emotions you might be stirring up for that person. 

I can't remember who it was that sent this article/open letter to me (I think maybe it was my sister?), but I loved it from the second I first read it. The sarcastic tone in which the author writes this open letter is spot on... and hilarious.  If someone ever really bothers me about this issue, I would forward this letter on immediately. 


"An Open Letter to Friends and Family Regarding Inquiries About My Reproductive Plans"

Catch up with my "Blog Every Day in May" challenge here:
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5 (Oops! :-/ I did blog on day 5, just not following the prompt...)
Day 6
Day 20 (I broke my streak- I missed this day...)


  1. then when you have one, they ask you when you're having the next one... it never stops! :)

  2. I figured that would be next :-) I try to remind myself that people usually ask those questions only because they are excited for you and whatever stage in life you are in and want to share your joy. But I still get frustrated sometimes...


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