Proud mother

Dear Queenie,

  My daughter is smart and beautiful and earns a good living. She has had a couple of long-term relationships over the years, but never got married.

  So, Queenie, what do I tell people when they ask me if she’s married and has children?—Proud mother


Dear Mother,

  Tell them what you have told me: how successful your daughter is and how happy she is with her (single) life. Then change the subject by asking them about their children.