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4 Kids Really Isn't THAT Bad

By Molly Thornberg |

Having 4 kids isn't that bad.

Having 4 kids isn't that bad.

Ever since having our fourth child, we have been blessed with so much care and concern — it’s mind boggling. Time and time again, people that we love and care for and people who we have no idea who we are have expressed such empathy for our situation. What situation? Oh you, that having 4 kids thing.

Apparently having 4 kids in 2012 is like having 10 in 1960. The average number of kids per household is 2.5. Since I have 1.5 more, at times I feel as if people see us as freaks. 

Yes, are days are busy and nights are full, but isn’t that true of any parent? When you have kids, you just go with the flow and do WHATEVER it takes to make it work. Whether it’s 1 child or 21 children, if they are yours (or your full-time responsibility) — you make sacrifices and you do what is best for you and your children!

Am I missing something? Are people really that baffled and boggled by someone having 4 kids? Is it their ages (1, 2, 7, 9)? Is it the sheer volume they produce?

While I appreciate the care and concern, I am just doing the job that I signed up for. I always wanted 4 kids. God gave me that, and no matter how rough some days are, there are others that are filled with so much happy that it makes the bad ones not THAT bad. Like anything in life, you just have to sit back and laugh and enjoy the ride.

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Molly Thornberg

Molly Thornberg is a wife and mother of four. She worked in web design and social media marketing before quitting to pursue blogging full time. On Digital Mom Blog, Molly shares "geeky" DIY projects, discusses the latest technology news, and talks about her life as a parent. Read bio and latest posts → Read Molly's latest posts →

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0 thoughts on “4 Kids Really Isn't THAT Bad

  1. Patti says:

    WE have 5 kids & it amazes me how complete strangers will ask “Are they all with the same husband?” or “Are some of them your step children?” (the answers to which are yes & no in that order) Another favourite is “Oh you poor thing, how do you manage” because obviously I am just some poor downtrodden baby making machine!

  2. SJP says:

    We have four – 8, 6, 3.5, and 2. I’ve heard it all. I actually think in many ways it’s easier. Having the first “2 under 2″ was much harder than than when we chose /planned to do it the second time around.

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