Are you having kids?
Is that an appropriate inquiry for an engaged woman? I’ve been asked this question numerous times since I announced my engagement, and it strikes me as way too personal… like I’m being asked where my bodily moles are located.
If I answer no, then the obvious question comes up: “Why not?” And it’s usually accompanied by a disapproving or disbelieving look. Like, how dare I not procreate? Some people have even insinuated that it’s pointless to get married if I’m not going to pop out a mini-me.
Next time I’m asked that question, I think I’ll shoot back with one of my own. I think it will have something to do with bowel movements.