Being young (relatively, I am 28) and having 5 children - including a 9 year old I am always asked if my children have the same father (for the record, they do). I then get asked if I am married (no, but live in a marriage-like relationship). I then get asked (usually) if I chose to have so many kids for the extra, additional financial benefits. When I tell look horrified and say no they usually then ask me "why did you have so many kids then"......hmmm yes, because having kids because you enjoy being a parent is not a valid idea obviously
I also sometimes get asked how many of my children were "mistakes" etc. I tell them I had 3 surprises ....but NO mistakes
Oh and about 3 weeks ago I was asked if my son (almost 4) was a "retardo"......hmmmmm last time I checked, no! He does have autism and is clearly disabled but he does not have "mental retardation" which is what I am assuming is meant but the rather rude reference to "retardo". I just got angry and walked away before I did something that would have landed me in jail! Some people - sheesh!