Thursday, July 10, 2008

Thursday Thirteen



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.


Thursday Thirteen

27 comments:

Writer & Cat said...

Oooooh, #13 is a kicker! Maybe I shouldn't have stopped at 2....Happy TT!

Jody W.

Anonymous said...

Great list!!! I always wanted 4 kids. Didn't meet my hubby until age 30 so we got started a little late. Now, I am hoping to give Hunter a sibling and we will go from there.

Thanks for stopping by my place!

Toni said...

I did not mean for that last comment to be anonymous...

I sneezed while going for the button... haa haa

Peter Plum said...

Thanks for stopping by my TT-- if you want in the free VeggieTales Contest, make sure you comment on this post.

ellecul said...

and so the saying the more the merrier is really true =)

it seems your family is really having fun together! - your TT gave it away. ;-)

Baby Mama said...

Great list! I hope to have at least four kids someday!

beautyredefined said...

Nice TT - certainly a different perspective than mine, but I'm glad it works for you!

Harmony said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog! I love your list, I chuckled all the way through it. I have three boys and am still trying to decide if I should have one more. Strange that 4 kids these days is considered a big family! Thanks so much for sharing!

Pretty Life Online said...

Cool entry for TT! Mine's up too hope you can drop by... Happy TT!

Irishcoda said...

You've got a great sense of humor, loved your list! Happy T13!

Christine said...

I have 4 kids also. So I can relate! I have a lot of friends at school that have 4 or 5 kids so when we get together it is fun!!!

My favorite was having someone call me mama....I love it when my kids call me mama!

Kristi said...

What a sweet list. I wish we could have kept going. However, being out of diaper phase has been very nice.

Jen said...

I've got just two children, but I could still relate to some of these! I enjoyed your list--always love the ones that make me laugh out loud, thanks. :)

Peter Plum said...

I've often thought it is parents with big families that stop the "kids eat free" nights, or at least limit it to adult purchases!

Great TT!

Firefly mom said...

Great TT!

I have to admit, though, that being an only child with an only child, I can't relate to most.

Good luck on your homeschooling journey! It is definitely a lifestyle and not just an educational method. We've been homeschoolers for 7 years now and love it!

Thanks for stopping by!

Erica @ A Woman in Business said...

Great list. Number one is my favorite :)

Slacking Overachiever said...

Those are great! In regards to #13, I know a family with 6 kids and the parents say it is their insurance safety net, because they're not sure they'll be able to count on social security supporting them if it goes bankrupt. Thanks for stopping by.

Angie said...

Next time you get a "Better you than me," just smile and politely say, "Apparently so." ;)

Great list!

Angie said...

Oh...and off topic, but drop me an email at
homeschooling (at) comcast.net
so that I have your contact information for the homeschooling group blog. :) Thanks!

Kim said...

Great list, I have always wanted to be a part of a big family, but it does not look good for me since I am all too quickly approaching 35. Great list! Kim

The Mocha Mom said...

Nice to meet another blogging mom from MI. Thanks for visiting my TT!

Celticlibrarian said...

:)
Well, my aunt and uncle each had five kids while my Mum stuck with three. (She didn't want another set of twins, you see.)

Sounds like you have a great bunch there. Happy TT!

crazy working mom said...

I come from a family of four and I'd have to agree with all of these! Being a mom of two (and one on the way) I can see a bunch of similarities in our lives. Keep up the good work, Mom!!!

DoubleDeckerBusGuy said...

Egads! A good list... and a bit of a reminder to a bad person that occasionally verges on the list of reasons to avoid kids! :)

storyteller said...

Seems like you really enjoy being a mom of 4, but it may not work out to count on anyone taking care of you when you’re old no matter how many kids you have.
Hugs and blessings,

maggie's mind said...

Awesome list! You are truly blessed, and I love that you appreciate your children. Fun list. :)

Christie O. said...

i love the one about hearing "mama" in lots of different voices. that's too sweet! we're at two now, maybe three, but i'm not sure about 4. i guess we'll see how it goes. i really like all the reasons you have though, i just love the idea of having a "team".