Just in case you were planning to ask…
How many kids do you have?
Wait… Does that number include the one in your tummy?
Nope. That’ll make 9.
Are they all yours?
Yes, they are all mine.
Do they all have the same father?
Yes, they are all mine and my husband’s together.
Don’t you know how it happens?
Yes, I know how it happens. In fact, I have obviously mastered the skill.
Are you done now?
Done? Having babies? That is between my husband, myself and God.
Are you Catholic?
Nope, I’m a born again Christian.
Have you always wanted a lot of kids?
Yes, I have always wanted a large family. I think I may have started dreaming about being a mom the moment I was born.
Are you a stay-at-home mom?
Yes, I am a stay-at-home mom.
How can you stand being with your kids all the time?
Believe it, or not, I love being a mom and I love being with my children.
How do you afford all of those kids?
My husband is a wonderful provider. Our kids don’t need to have everything that everyone else has. We sometimes cut corners, but we never go without.
Are you on …ahem… welfare?
Nope. God gave us our children, He will make sure that they are provided for.
How do you give all of your kids enough attention?
They are all loved and they each have a special place in our family.
How do you do it?
Do what, exactly? How do I wake up every morning? How do I cook enough for supper? How do I not lose my mind? Only by the grace of God!!
I find it strange, really, that people think that the above questions are appropriate. I would never say to a mom of one or two children, “Wow! Only one (or two) children?! Don’t you know how it happens??”
Loving them because of Him,