Ten responses to "When are you going to have kids?"

Baby Dust
Baby Dust

 Struggling with infertility month after month is a battle in and of itself,  and having the stress and pressure of people asking you when you plan on having children can really take its toll on your sanity. Here are a few tried and true responses to change the subject, and keep it from coming back up.

  1. Well, Matt and I would love to have children, but unfortunately since we ate the last one that really isn't an option.
  2.  To tell you the truth we like to practice making children more then we actually want children, if you know what I'm saying. ;)
  3. After seeing you with your children, why would we ever want any?
  4. I wasn't planning on having any, I thought I'd just kidnap a few from the local WalMart.
  5. We'll probably have children around the same time you learn not to ask such rude questions.

Okay so, maybe none of these are polite or appropriate,

The things that I actually say to people are:

  1. We plan on having children just as soon as we can.
  2. Oh, we hadn't really given that any thought yet.
  3. We are trying, so hopefully soon!
  4. We all aren't quite as fertile as you sweetheart.
  5. Children? What the heck are Children?

If none of these responses work you can always refer to your nether regions and freak them out.

Lots of Love and Baby Dust-


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howcurecancer 6 years ago

I want kids, but in a year or two.

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Karen Wodke 6 years ago from Midwest

These answers are great. How about "We already have. We just decided to keep them away from you."

"We've decided to live a life of celibacy and studious spiritual contemplation."

"Their on back order."

Anyway, loved your article!

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MrsInfertility 6 years ago from Ogden, Utah Author

@Karen- Thanks. Your answers are awesome, I like the ""We already have. We just decided to keep them away from you." I have also thought about saying something along the lines of my husbands body not being the child bearing type, just to freak them out, but I haven't tried it yet. :)

sissy 5 years ago

whenever there is a void in our marriage...

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