We have 13 1/2 children (I'm pregnant surprise, surprise!) and love having a large family. I'm not religious but my husband is and so his beliefs were what started us off really and made me feel okay with having the large family I'd always dreamed of.
We have one set of fraternal twins and our children range in age from 21 to 10 months old and I've just turned 39. I went to a family cooking group a few days ago which we'd been excited about for MONTHS with the younger children and a woman saw my brood, all minus the 21 year old (she's at college) were there and she started whispering to her friends about her. I didn't mind, I guess we're something of a spectacle occasionally but then later on a woman came up to us and told us that she didn't think we had enough attention for each child and that she'd seen one of my children pinch another and me not see. She was very disdainful and it upset me a little. Made me wonder what the rest of the world thinks. I told my DH what she said and he said not to let it get to me and that there's much worse 'abuse' out there and one day once the children have flown the nest maybe we could try and help them too.
I know I should listen to him but I can't help wondering what others think, me and my husband are both full time parents. My husband works from home and makes enough money to support us completely, so our issues are mainly with people thinking we can't raise that many properly. What do you think of us/other large families? You can be as brutally honest as you like!
Asked by Anonymous at 12:08 PM on Mar. 27, 2011 in Parenting Debate
I would ignore them. You probably make those women feel insecure they can probably barely handle the one or two kids they have and are annoyed you can keep track of 13 and be a good mother to them. Have as many kids as you want and don't listen to the morons out there.
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