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Okay, the Bean has too much time on her hands (well, there is homework to do but I'd rather be here).

Question: What is the most outrageous/stupid/weird reason you've been given to reproduce?

Me: Most of my friends know that I'm multi-racial, and when a good friend of mine found out that I didn't want to have kids she asked me, "Well, don't you want to find out what your kids would look like? I bet they'd be really cute!" She was completely serious, too. I explained to her that it wasn't like opening up a box of Cracker Jacks, that having kids is serious business and I just didn't think that was a good enough reason to do it. She looked at me like I was a nut.

Vikki

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Me: Most of my friends know that I'm multi-racial, and when a good friend of mine
found out that I didn't want to have kids she asked me, "Well, don't you want to find out
what your kids would look like? I bet they'd be really cute!"


LOL! wouldn't you know it, we get the same thing. I am very fair with red hair. My husband is bi-racial anglo/Pakistani. We have heard that several times: "but I bet your children would be beautiful!"
Well, that makes it alright then..
Tracey
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Question: What is the most outrageous/stupid/weird reason you've been given to reproduce?

One of my big and pregnant co-workers once told me, "but if you get pregnant and then your husband dies, then you'll always have a part of him with you."
O K . . . .
Tracey
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One of my big and pregnant co-workers once told me, "but if you get pregnant and then your husband dies, then you'll always have a part of him with you."
O K . . . .
Tracey


My reply would have been, "DH wants to be cremated, so I will have a part of him with me until I die--his ashes! Ashes are a lot less work than a child: all I'd have to do is dust the urn."

And nobody in the office would ever speak to me again! :-)

Vikki
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And nobody in the office would ever speak to me again! :-)

Sometimes, that's not a bad thing! ;)
Tracey
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Me: Most of my friends know that I'm multi-racial, and when a good friend of mine found out that I didn't want to have kids she asked me, "Well, don't you want to find out what your kids would look like? I bet they'd be really cute!

And what if they're not? Do you throw them in the nearest river? Lord love a duck this has got to be one of the STUPIDEST reasons I've ever heard to have a kid.

Again you wonder if these people think of children as actual human beings or little dolls that they can dress up.
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"But you'd make a great mother!"

Yup, Mom has grandcats.
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"But you'd make a great mother!"

Yah, that's another dumb one. Okay, how do these people know that you'd make a good mother? What if you're a lousy mother, what then? It's not like buying a bad pair of shoes--you can't return the kids if they cramp your style or if they just aren't what you thought they would be.

Sheesh...people really should just mind their own business!

Vikki

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<< One of my big and pregnant co-workers once told me, "but if you get pregnant and then your husband dies, then you'll always have a part of him with you." >>

Can't you do that with a jar of formaldehyde and a **really** sharp knife? :O


Washu! ^O^
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We've had several people suggest to us that we should have children because we just purchased a home with extra bedrooms. No joke, more than one person. As if square footage is a reason to reproduce.

A single friend of mine who just bought a house has experienced the same thing.

Crazy!

- SR
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We've had several people suggest to us that we should have children because we just
purchased a home with extra bedrooms. No joke, more than one person. As if square
footage is a reason to reproduce.

A single friend of mine who just bought a house has experienced the same thing.


I got told I was "goofy" for buying a 4 bedroom house with only 2 of us living in it. The laugh's on them because I got a 2100 SF house, with an extra lot for under $47.00 a SF. The smaller houses in my neighborhood come out to almost $70.00 a SF. I got a great once in a lifetime deal on the house and lot..I would have been goofy not to do it.
Tracey
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Question: What is the most outrageous/stupid/weird reason you've been given to reproduce?

A friend told me that I should have kids because all the stupid people are breeding like and making the human race more stupid. He said we needed smart people to offset that trend.

My response: If I voluntarily and intentionally did something I asn't interested in doing, wouldn't that show that I was stupid?

1HappyFool
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"One of my big and pregnant co-workers once told me, "but if you get pregnant and then your husband dies, then you'll always have a part of him with you."
O K . . . .
Tracey

Yeah, I got that one too from my mother, and since I kept my "maiden" name, I also got the "What last name will your kids have, then?" I was like, hey, not a problem!


"Sheesh...people really should just mind their own business!
Vikki"

That would put Dear Abby AND Ms. Manners out of work tho :)

Moonglade
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"One of my big and pregnant co-workers once told me, "but if you get pregnant and then your
husband dies, then you'll always have a part of him with you."
O K . . . .


This kind of comment always floors me. I just look at the person and think, "So you WANT me to be a widow struggling to raise a little boy or girl on my own if he dies? What kindness!"
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"This kind of comment always floors me. I just look at the person and think, "So you WANT me to be a widow struggling to raise a little boy or girl on my own if he dies? What kindness!" "

Point well taken! As the child of a widow, I can tell you that it was a hard life for both mom and me. Dad died when I was only five, and my mom just couldn't handle the pressure. I believe that it put her into an early grave at the age of 50 (when I was only 16).

If DH dies before me, I'll have a lifetime of wonderful memories. I won't need a child to "comfort" me in my loneliness, that's what my good friends are for. And what a terrible burden to place on a child, anyway! And they call CF's selfish....sheesh.

Vikki
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