Ever since I was a little girl I wanted a big family. I remember singing the Janice Kapp Perry song about "when I grow up I want to be a mother....and have a family. One little, two little, three little babies of my own!" Of course I kept going up to twelve because I wanted 12 kids. I know many of you are wondering......we don't know how many more kids we will have. It depends on what the Lord wants to send us. I know I'm not done even though pregnancy and having babies is difficult. I LOVE having my "quiver full"!
I know when we go places we do cause heads to turn. Try to picture this family of red heads (mostly little girls, and all cuter than heck I might add!) and I'm sure you can imagine what people must think. Luckily our kids are well behaved most of the time (in public anyway!) so we have rarely gotten any negative comments. We do get a lot of : "You have your hands full!", and "Are ALL of these your kids?", or "You don't look old enough to have that many children!" I like the last comment of course! I do occasionally hear "You're done, right?!". My answer has always been, "We plan to keep going until we get an ugly one!" I don't think people expect that!
I have been trying to think of comebacks to the other comments. One time someone said I had my hands full and I laughed and told them I only had half the kids with me, the other half was at home. They didn't even try to keep their mouth closed. I usually just smile. I never want to give anyone the impression that I don't love being a mom and that I don't thoroughly enjoy having a bunch of kids.
So, if you can think of any good comebacks I'd love to hear them! I'm sure my friends that have several children also (that is more than 3) have heard some fun remarks as well.
Being a mom
Teaching my kids what's important