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As a flipside to the 'only children' thread - Why do virtual strangers suggest vasectomy/sterilisation to parents of four or more?

(10 Posts)
Bubble99 Tue 27-Feb-07 22:42:16

I read somewhere recently that 'four is the new three' and that five is 'just a bit weird.'

Since we've had DC4 Mr Bubble and I have both had people asking us if we're going to get 'chopped.'


Quite apart from it being nobody else's bloody business - why do people assume that 'weirdos' with 4 couldn't possibly want to have more children?

Muminfife Wed 28-Feb-07 00:05:19

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serenity Wed 28-Feb-07 00:12:42

I was asked at my 6 week check with DD (no. 3, not 4, 5 or 6!) about whether I would consider sterilisation or whether DH would go for the snip. I was a bit shocked tbh, it was right out of the blue really.

hunkerdave Wed 28-Feb-07 00:14:30

I think it's becuase people have to have something to say.

It's like that old chestnut "oh, you'll be wanting a girl next" I hear all the time.

No, I reply, because girls are bitches. I am punching you as I say this. See?

hunkerdave Wed 28-Feb-07 00:15:08

(spot the deliberate typo...oh the shame)

wotzsaname Wed 28-Feb-07 00:18:03

hunker, my girls are not, shame on you.

hunkerdave Wed 28-Feb-07 00:18:54

Um, I'm a girl I was kinda joking...

wotzsaname Wed 28-Feb-07 00:20:18

I thought you were dave mrs munker!

wotzsaname Wed 28-Feb-07 00:23:34

Bubble99 dont want to hijack so ... I think they are very rude to ask and I would tell them to feck off and mind their own business!

Muminfife Wed 28-Feb-07 00:32:22

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