A letter you can send to your parents

Olive Care Team

March 26, 2013

A friend recently introduced me to a website called "Timothy McSweeney's Internet Tendency." If you haven't heard of it, it is a cynical and witty daily humor website out of San Francisco. While browsing the site I came across a fictional open letter from a woman to her friends and family who have been asking her about her plans for children.


Fertile or not, questions about when and if you will have children or why you haven't yet are often annoying and can be quite painful. Most of the time, I think people who ask about your plans for children come from a place of kindness, but that doesn't mean the questions don't sting.


The letters request that friends and family limit their questions to four times per year and should "not include links to articles regarding age-related loss of fertility." Take a read. Many of you can commensurate with the author, I bet!

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