Multiple Births and Questions About Fertlity Drugs
It's amazing how some people seem to have no boundaries. This is a personal question, and therefore your response is highly optional. Now, if you know that the person asking you has suffered from fertility issues herself, she might just be looking for a little hope that parenthood is still possible. In that case, consider putting your irritation aside and reassuring her that medical science has given many parents a chance at having a baby. But for anyone else, especially strangers or your nosy Aunt Nellie, feel free to ignore the question, change the subject or pretend you didn't hear. Some parents have even come up with responses that are certain to put others in their place. When asked, "Are your twins natural?" they reply with such comebacks as:
- "Yes, having sex five times a week in the missionary position didn't work for us!"
- "No, they're supernatural."
- "Nope. We had one and then made clones! Cool, huh?"
- "No, I assembled them from body parts I bought on the Internet. It's amazing the things you can buy on eBay these days!"
- "Nah, I got them at a two-for-one sale!"
- "I'll answer that if you tell me if your breasts (hair color, etc.) are real."
- "I just asked my fairy godmother for a coach, new dress, glass slippers and two kids and look what happened!"
These responses usually get the point across that the question was inappropriate. And sometimes a little humor can help diffuse an awkward situation. However, if you're not bold enough to use one of these comebacks or will continue to have a relationship with that person (such as a coworker), just say something like, "All that matters is that they're here." Patience and a sense of humor will help you get through these situations with ease and grace.