Not my story... but I laughed. I'm still trying to figure out how this really breached ettiquette
Okay, the first one was here:
I e-mailed my mother-in-law to ask what *her* mother (who lives with my in-laws) would like for Christmas.
Her reply? "Great-grandchildren."
It's rude to try to stick your nose in someone else's reproductive decisions.
"Do you know how?"
"How to get her pregnant!"
That's just all kinds of inappropriate.
Yes, I would say for sure that's pretty rude and inappropriate. I don't care if it is family, either, and to me- it goes beyond just being annoying- and I can't say I'd have much of a sense of humor about it- sorry.
I think it's extremely rude and selfish when parents put demands on their grown kids to reproduce, implying and even saying outright that they are "owed grandchildren." I'm CF and this really hits a raw nerve with me, and even if I weren't, I think it's still an intrusive, rude, and obnoxious thing to be asking. There's a number of reasons why a couple may not have kids- and I bet most of them can be very uncomfortable to discuss.
What is the point in asking, anyway? Does womb police MIL think it'll happen any faster if she does? Is this dire info that she really needs? Or is she afraid somehow if they do get pregnant, that they'll keep it a dark, hidden secret from her?
Never understood that. Thank goodness my mother knows my stance, and only talks about her grandpuppy. I know my FMIL would be rabid for grandbabies, but also knows we are CF and thankfully, isn't very vocal on the subject. Can you tell I have strong opinions about this?