As I indicated in my infertility post on my personal site, there are lots of social challenges related to being an infertile LDS Christian. People are curious, ask questions…and, frankly, stick their noses where they don’t belong. Of course, this is hardly restricted to LDS culture; plenty of folks from other denominations, or frankly non-Christian religious traditions, likely face similar pressures.
Nevertheless, such questions are simply intensely personal and invasive. Frankly, it’s one reason I wrote that blog post to begin with: I got tired of being expected to explain myself anytime somebody decided to pry, so I decided to write out an explanation and tell them to go read it. So, being something of a master at creating awkward moments, I have discovered the ideal response that I can’t wait to use on the next person who asks me when we’re going to start having kids.
Are you ready to learn my planned response? If so, click below the fold!
“So when are you going to start having kids?”
“I don’t know! We kiss and we kiss, and nothing happens!”
Rob Smith says
My parents used that one when they struggled in conceiving their first kid. It caused lots of confused looks and effectively stopped those people from asking.