As much as I would love to say the follow conversation was a one-off chit-chat I had with a random stranger – well NOPE, that would be a lie. The following conversation happens at least once a week, maybe more. I’ve stopped counting. Today, as I picked up my older kids from day camp – I had this chat ONCE again with a camp counselor. The conversation goes something like this - as I see the person mentally counting how many children I have.
FOUR, is that how many you have? Wow, so how old are they? Are you done?
Sometimes the last sentence is said with “do you want more?” or “you don’t want anymore, right!” or my favorite, “wow, you have your hands full.”
While I appreciate conversation and general chit-chat – as it’s an art that is non-existent where I live, REALLY? Is that all you can talk to me about is how many kids that I have or wondering if I am going to produce more? SO what if I want more babies!
Our kids are loved, nutured and parented to the best of our abilities. We pay our bills and our fair share to the government. And most importantly, yes – we are mentally sane. While I have a wicked sense of humor, I am pretty sure my sanity is in check. We enjoy having a large family. Apparently that makes us odd.
Here is a little secret – just between you and me – my husband was SNIPPED . For poops and giggles, I am from now on telling people we are wanting to beat the Duggars. We’ve only just begun! We have 5 more kids who are at home and need to have at least 10 more. Follow us online, we’re aiming to shoot a reality TV show. I can’t wait to see these random peoples’ reactions!
Being odd is fun. Life is a choose your own adventure game. Our adventure includes these four kids and being odd. That’s the path we chose for us!
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Molly blogs parenting, geekery and technology for moms and kids at digitalmomblog.com