I get asked a lot of questions when I’m out with the kids, you know lots of curious folk roaming the aisles of Walmart. I think it is interesting that people will generally leave you alone, unless you’ve got some babies in your shopping cart then they feel they can ask you anything they want about your life. Honestly I don’t really care, I even find myself dying to ask other moms questions, but I know from experience cornering someone in a store to ask if they had to have an episiotomy is weird. Anyway here is a list of some of the most common questions I get when I’m out. Now maybe the next time I get stopped at the store I can just refer people to this blog.
1. “Wow, you seem young to have three kids already. Did you plan them so close together?”
I like to think people ask this because I look so put together they assume I must be a planner. Obviously I must have had a clearly laid out plan for my life and I am happily following that path blissfully enjoying the angels I carefully planned to have starting at age 21. How awkward is it to actually just admit that no, I didn’t plan this… yes my husband and I are that irresponsible. Apparently they just let anyone take a baby home from the hospital these days. Oh why thank you, yes they are cute.
2. “Are you planning to have more?”
I don’t know how to answer, I didn’t plan to have three. I think we’ve figured out what is causing this but like I said, we are totally irresponsible so I make no promises.
3. “Do you breastfeed?”
It was extremely weird after having Conner to find out that my boobs and what happened to them was now open for discussion with everyone I knew and strangers on the street. It was much weirder when I stopped thinking this was weird or feeling awkward discussing this with everyone who asked. By the way, no I don’t, didn’t, won’t. Congratulations to you total stranger on nursing for five years, I’m sure it was difficult. I chose not to. Yep, my kids are healthy. I am perfectly happy and satisfied with my decision and don’t judge anyone who breastfeeds so get off my case crazy grocery store inquirers!!