Hi everyone! I’m brand new to the PTPA blogaholics family and I’m just going to jump right in!
To most having six kid’s is a bit extreme. To most even me having six kids is extreme but I absolutely love having a big family, however often time’s other people don’t see it the way I do. I love waking up to kids laughing, yelling and playing. Nothing makes me happier than to hear little feet running through the hallways and the giggles that follow.
It isn’t all sunshine and rainbows though. Like any family we have tough times too. Having six kids just means we may have a few more than most, but it’s something we deal with when we are faced with them.
It’s comments like “Wow, I hope you aren’t having anymore kids” by random strangers at the corner store as we wait in line, or the “Oh, six kids? that’s way too many” accompanied by a sour look from the mom at the park. Those comment’s stick with me. Complete strangers who probably don’t even realize what they are saying, and how it affects the person they are saying it to it what really gets me.
Of course there is some good comments too, “Wow! What a big family. Good for you! I don’t see that too often anymore!” and “Oh, what a beautiful big family.. More people should have big families!” that out weigh the other not so nice comments, but it doesn’t erase them completely.
Those comments are still in the back of my mind. We decided to have six children, so I’m comfortable and very confident in my family and our choice to have such a big family, but there’s always that one comment that does make me wonder why some people think its a bad thing? I guess I still haven’t found the answer to that yet.
We make it work, and enjoy every second of it! My only hope is that people realize no matter how many kids one family has it makes no difference! If there’s love, happiness and health that is all that truly matters.
What advice would you give someone giving or getting these comments?