Psalm 127:3-5

Behold children are a gift of the LORD,
The fruit of the womb is a reward.
Like arrows in the hand of a mighty warrior, so are the children of one's youth.
How blessed are those whose quiver is full of them

Friday, December 13, 2013

Shopping, five kids and a baby bump

To the people who give me annoyed looks when they see my five kids, and I can clearly hear you say "and she's pregnant too" (with disgust in your voice): What are you so upset about? My kids are well behaved, they aren't being loud or rude or running around. They have smiles on their faces and so do I. It's obvious I'm enjoying being around my children and that they are happy little people… so what really is the issue? To the elderly gentleman who rolled down his window in the parking lot and said "Wow, now that is a happy and good looking family there, congratulations miss": Thank you for making my day and reminding me that there are still some people in the world who find joy in seeing happy children who are loved and truly enjoyed by their parents!


Anonymous said...

There should be more moms like you. ;)

Julie Franklin

Bethe @ Texas Lovely said...

Amen to that! Your kiddos are adorable - folks just say stuff without thinking. Kind of like the people who used to ask me if I was pregnant... when I wasn't. We'd all be a little better off if we talked less and smiled more.

PS--Congrats on #6! Each of your kiddos has such a distinct look about them (shown so beautifully in your Christmas photos)... can't wait to see what this next one looks like!

MEM said...

I can't stand that. People used to always ask 'aren't you going to have another one?' when we were trying to have a 2nd. Total strangers who thought one wasn't enough! Then, after I got pregnant with the third, people were quick to ask 'are you done now?', as if one is not enough and three is too many. It is so rude! I always make a point to congratulate people with big families. It's awesome!