From the day that my daughter was born people have been asking me when I’m having another. During the first year, when people asked, I would get the overwhelming urge to punch them in the chops! My husband was never coming near me again! However, as time went on I warmed to the idea but now that she’s 4 and I’m nearly 40 I’m not convinced.
I know people don’t mean malice, but I do think they need a friendly reminder to think before they speak. There may be two really good reasons that people haven’t had any more children.
a) They’ve made a conscious decision not to have any more due to age, finances, concerns for the environment, emotional state; they don’t like kids and/or they don’t need anyone to look after them in their old age and are blissfully happy with one.
b) Or they haven’t been able to!
Just think next time! A little frontal screening goes a long way!