When my daughter was younger, strangers or new acquaintances would often say to me, “Does she have any siblings? You don’t want her to be an only child. Are you going to have another?” After a few awkward encounters, I began to reply with, “Her mother and I are not together anymore, so probably not.” This was polite but off-putting enough that I think they usually understood not to pose such questions in the future. (I understand woman have it far, far worse.) While most of these people mean well, I hope it becomes general knowledge that one should not pry into another’s family planning.