Tuesday, August 21, 2012

I do not have that many kids.  There are only four.  So imagine my shock yesterday when the receptionist that the vet asked me if they were all mine.  "Yes," I said.
"Well you know, they know how that happens now . . ." he said with a smile.

I know he was trying to be funny, but I found this really offensive.  What could someone be implying when they say things like that?

You have too many kids.  (Which one should not have been born?)
You are irresponsible.  (None of our children were unplanned.)
You have too much sex.  (None of your business)
You can't possibly give these children everything they need.  (We may not give them everything they want, but they have everything they need.)
You are over populating the Earth.  (This country is struggling to maintain replacement birth rate.)

For goodness sakes, let's think a little before we speak.