Meanwhile, Superwhizz Cello-Kid - not known for his tact - just casually pronounced at the dining-table,
"Of course, you're infertile now, aren't you, Mum?"
When I stopped spluttering - and Viola-Kid regained a straight face - I carefully explained that "infertile" generally meant, of childbearing age but unable to bear children. Whereas I had borne THREE of them, though my reproductive years were probably coming to an end. Thankfully!