As the title says, this is a follow-up to my post about my lack of a decent response to those nosey questions from, quite often, virtual strangers about TTC, why we don't have kids etc.. Thanks to those fellow bloggers who provided some suggestions.
Except this time, I have an idea! Ever wondered what to say when a pregnant/new mum friend is complaining about her swollen ankles/morning sickness/lack of clothes that fit/lack of sleep/crying baby? A book I've been reading has given me inspiration (check out my list of books on the right hand side of my blog if you're a fellow bookworm). The book is set in post-WWII England and Guernsey and is a series of letters between the protagonist, a single, childless 32 year-old woman and a number of other characters. Anyway, this is the line that inspired me:
"My neighbour Evangeline Smythe is going to have twins in June. She is none too happy about it, so I am going to ask her to give one of them to me."
I think it's perfect. Anytime a pregnant/new mum friend complains (or maybe just use for a regular whinger, particularly if she got pregnant in about 2 minutes of TTC, but still likes to complain about how stressful it was), just ask her to hand the baby over! That should shut her up pretty sharpish, I think. And, if said in the right tone, she won't be quite sure whether you were joking or not.
Now I'm just waiting for a chance to give it a try.. watch this space!