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my mom: "what kind of bottle are you using?"
me: "none. were breastfeeding."
mom: "but what about when *I* want to feed him/her?"
me: "you cant. cuz *ILL* be feeding the baby with my milk."
mom: "well god, then you'll get all attatched and wearning is going to be hard. how long are you going to feed the baby for?"
me: "a while. over a year. until the baby is done..."
mom: "what if he is SEVEN and wants to breastfeed?!?!"
me (totally joking but with a serious face so my mom thinks im serious): yeah, seven sounds good.
This is a great thread! Love it!
We have 7 kids (we each had one child from previous marriage and then 5 together), and you would not believe how much intrusive, rude garbage I get because of we have *so* many. The most popular question lately is "how will you handle so many kids?" I want to say "Like anyone else that doesn't have their head completely up their @$$." Instead I just change the subject. This question bothers me for so many reasons, I know I can't touch it. I work at a daycare and routinely handle as many as 10 kids *all by myself* (gasp). A fellow coworker, the first day she started, had to ask the 'how to handle' question, too. All I did was look at her and say "Just watch me."
I don't know if it's because we're having twins, but people are practically fanatical about what their gender is. They just gotta know. My DH doesn't want to know, I am on the fence, so I am just going to defer to his preference. But it bugs me to no end that I get the question ALL THE TIME. And I have been asked the gender question since I was 10 wks along. My standard reply to 'what are you having?' is 'babies'. (Like another PP said.) Not too snarky, but man alive it's one of those questions that almost sends me over the edge.
My father is an idiot to the point he used the same "joke" on us 3 different times in one year, but each time we had a snarky comment because his question was just so rude.
"So have you figured out what 'causes that' yet?" (refering to us getting pregnant "again")
Answer #1: Yeah and we've stopped washing our underwear together now.
Answer #2: Yeah and we've seperated our toothbrushes now.
After his second attempt at the joke I became annoyed because it's my DAD basically probing into my SEX LIFE with my HUSBAND! Obviously we KNOW what "causes it" since we had 5 or 6 kids each time he asked. When he asked for the 3rd time I made sure to embarrass him with the answer and I did a good enough job because he hasn't asked that dumb question again in the last 3 years.
Answer #3: Yeah and we're good at it. "DH" is great in bed. Why, do you need some tips or hints?
He turned bright red when I answered him with his new wife sitting next to him. I think he finally got the darn hint that his question was inappropriate and unwanted.