So basically, I was talking to him about my co-worker and how she is 26, has three children, one of them nine years old, and she supports them and takes care of them all on her own.
He asked me if they all had the same father. From what she told me, they did not.
His response was to say 'That's disgusting.'
Now... this kind of offended me for a number of reasons.
First of all, the issue of trust came up. I told him that sometimes, you can put a lot of trust into someone, and they can potentially let you down... I mean, relationships that go well for a certain period of time can go sour at any point.
Secondly, I told him that there is always the issue of birth control potentially gone awry. We all know that there is always a chance that BC could fail. There's no way of knowing whether or not it will fail, and that it isn't fair to pass judgement, ever.
I dunno. It just really irritated me. Why does it matter that her kids have different fathers? Why does the circumstances of their conception have to be deemed 'disgusting'? It just seems very... unfair to me. She is genuinely a great person and a wonderful parent, and I'd be hard pressed to find anyone as dedicated as she is.
How would you handle that situation?