Thursday, July 10, 2008
13 Reasons I have a bunch of kids.
1.I have something to blame my few extra pounds on.
2.I have learned to find a dark amusement when my whole family walks into a restaurant and I see the look of horror on the wait staff’s faces.
3.I get many compliments on my children, even if I think they are acting up. People just assume that if you have many children they should be hanging from the ceiling or setting fires in the corner. I welcome every compliment.
4.People give me compliments like, “Oh you must be so patient.” “You really have it together.” I either roll with it or I fight back the urge to tell them I have not showered in three days, my house looks like a heard of goats came through, and I just got done telling my kids through clenched teeth, “You better behave or else.”
5.Easter egg hunts, tag, and duck duck goose are more fun to play because you always have enough playmates and they live with you.
6.I feel comfortable around families with 5 or more children because finally my family gets to be the ‘normal” one for a change.
7.More Mother’s Day presents.
8.I get to exercise my brain coming up with witty answers to questions and comments such as “Are you done?” “Are they all yours?” or my personal favorite, “Better you than me.”
9.I will never have to waste money on art or wall decoration. My kids make enough art for me to display to last a lifetime.
10.I really like the sound of the word Mama from many different voices.
11.Silence while good and comforting at times gets me antsy if it last to long. My kids don’t know the meaning of silence, so it works out well.
12.The more kids I have to teach me how to lead a good life the better. I need all the help I can get.
13.It is comforting to know that I have produced at least one child who will take care of me when I am old and in need of care. Maybe we should have a few more just to be sure.