What to say when people ask if you are finished having children

How should a parent respond when asked, “Are you done having children?” Parents in large families are often asked by random strangers if they are planning on having any more kids.

It is a little strange that feel people comfortable asking someone they don’t know such a personal question. Really, the details of your fertility or your sex life aren’t anyone’s business. It’s kind of liking asking someone how their last pap smear went.

Of course, it will depend on who asks the question but go ahead, tell us what you think is the best snappy comeback.

10 Best comebacks to are you done having kids

1. I don’t know. We’re only halfway through the Kama Sutra.

2. I have found the one thing I am good at and you’re telling me to stop it!

3. Lots of kids isn’t for everyone. I mean, there are just some genes that shouldn’t reproduce.

4. Don’t ask if my husband is getting fixed, clearly nothing’s broken!

5. Well, there’s still one available seat left in my minivan.

6. No, we plan to keep going until we get our own reality show.

7. Probably, but if any more show up, I’ll let you know.

8. Who knows what the future holds, maybe I’ll have a surprise package.

9. Maybe another if we can outsource the whole process to a stork delivery service.

10. My husband would love to have his own soccer team. Maybe a couple more kids in the future.


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Why do people ask ‘are you done having kids’

People often ask “are you done having kids” out of curiosity or as a way to make conversation. It is a valid question, as more families are having fewer children with the increased cost of living and housing.

Other parents may ask about children to express interest in your family or as a way to bond.

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The Role of counselling and self care

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When you are dealing with someone who makes fun of your large family and you find it stressful, consider getting support from a professional. Talking to a counselor is a great way to work through a challenging situation, and help you find some strategies to work through the person’s behaviour.

Better Help is a great resource where you can talk to a counselor from the comfort of your own home. 

Taking care of your own needs isn’t selfish, and you will feel better in the long run.

Got any comments, questions or tips when someone ask a large family if they are finished having kids? Share them in the comments below.

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