You Have 6 Kids!!?? Are They All Yours?
I am sure no one means to be rude when they say that. Yes, I have a large family by todays standards. Yes, they are all OURS and YES we planned and wanted at least 4!!
Other comments I have heard multiple times are;
“Gee, you must have your hands full!”
“Wow, I don’t know how you do it. I struggle with 2”
“Do you ever sleep?”
“You must be a glutton for punishment!”
Yeah just call me Super-Mum!! I am not trying to be biased here but I do have good kids and I tell every one that each time someone else makes another ‘smart’ comment.
Of course they all have their moments of ‘brilliance’ when I could happily throttle them but then don’t we all have ‘one of those’ days? My children are good but they are not angels. I will be the first to admit that there are MULTIPLE moments of absolute and complete apoplexy in the frustrating, high-speed roller coaster ride of parenthood. BUT when I do have a moment to step back and breathe. It really is all good.
I don’t know if anyone expects that being a parent is going to be easy. I am not sure if any would-be parent knows what to expect. I certainly didn’t and I WANTED lots of kids!! I did however, have a game plan in mind and pretty much stuck to that… roughly. And so far it all seems to be working!!
In brief I would say, raising these 6 beautiful children is like conducting one MASSIVE experiment in which failure is not an option and if you need to be on your toes constantly. It is a time consuming and altogether complicated process and perhaps there is too much ego in this but I am so proud of myself and my children. God has gifted me with these 6 new souls and entrusted me to facilitate in His creative process of shaping and forming 6 complete individuals. Each and every one, an amazingly precious and unique work of art.
How could I not stand back every so often, in wide eyed wonder, and just go “WoW!