Tell me if this is too snarky:
My DH and I dated for 4 years and have been married for 5. We love children and have always volunteered with them and are very happy to borrow (some of) them. So obviously people can't help but interjecting their observations that we are childless (Gee? Really? I thought it was kind of quiet.) The comments I hate the most are the ones that imply that we simply forgot to have children.
It's hit the point where I can't say, "We're planning them later, but not now." or "We haven't decided." Without hearing lectures about biological clocks.
I can't say, "We decided not to have them." Without people asking about the decision since all of our actions until about three years ago indicated that we just couldn't wait.
I can't say, "We're trying." because everyone knows some dumb thing that we should try (and probably have) and don't believe me when I say it won't work for our particular problems.
I can't even say, "We can't have them." People want to know what we are trying to do to remedy the situation. I can't explain our current therapy without going into a 30 minute discourse about the latest research in gamete production. I don't want to talk about our steps towards adoption because that sets them off on a rant based on personal experience and political agendas.
So lately, when people point out that we don't have children I look surprised, I look at my watch, and say "Thanks for reminding me. I'll see about that." It confuses them enough that they don't ask nosy questions.
Is that just too snarky and rude? I know it's rude of them to ask, but two rudes don't make a polite.