This is not a rant so much as a bemused observation.
My husband and I have been happily married for three years. While we never feel any direct pressure from our families to have children soon, my husband's family always jumps to the conclusion that I am pregnant if our behavior is anything out of the ordinary.
If I am feeling sick for a few days in a row, everyone gets together at dinner and concludes that I'm pregnant.
I recently went on vacation with my mom. My husband was at his parents' house while I was away, and his brother's girlfriend asks quietly, "Is she pregnant?"
My husband and I recently adopted a cat and kept it secret for a few days because my MIL was very vocal about how adopting a cat is irresponsible for a couple of childbearing age (don't ask). We must have seemed like we were keeping a secret for a few days because when we finally invited her over to meet her new grandcat, she said, "Oh. We all thought you were acting funny the other night, and we assumed you were pregnant." Nope. Just a cat. I think she may have been secretly disappointed.
I'm half tempted to milk this for all I can by misdirecting the in-laws, but it's not entirely fair to them, and I don't want to make things harder on myself. We're not planning on having children anytime soon, but with my husband's family overanalyzing every move we make, we're often sending out the wrong message somehow.
Have any of you ever dealt with this? Is there anyway to fully convince our families that we are serious about not having children anytime soon?