When Strangers Tell You That You Have Too Many Children

“When we decide to stop having hot sex” is one of Pia de Solenni’s friends’ answer when someone asks them when they’re going to stop having children. We had only four children, but when they were small strangers would accost my wife and many of them were not just impertinent but vicious. The people who did this were almost always later middle-aged women and they almost always struck in the grocery or in a department store where she couldn’t get away from them.

On the rare occasions I happened to be around when one of these vicious people was jumping on my wife, I’d say with a concerned face and voice, “Oh, I’m soooo sorry. We like our children.”

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