Monday, October 24, 2011

Full Hands, Full Heart

I don't understand why people think I'm crazy because I have more then 1.2 kids. Any day I take the kids out in public, I'm sure to hear the phrase "You have your hands full!" I always reply with "and my heart too!" People usually smile and tell me my kids are cute. Unless, like the lady at the grocery store yesterday, they run off in a disgusted huff before I can respond. Really? I wish I could ask people like her a few questions. Like: Why is my having 3 kids who actually know how to behave in public such an inconvenience to you? What about my kids disturbs you so much? When you were a kid, did you dislike children as much as you do now?
I value my children. I see their worth. I know that they are fully human, now at their present age. They contribute to my life and bring me joy. The inevitable sleepless nights and frustrated afternoons that come with having 3 boys under 5 is a small part of the overall blessing of being their mother. I think a lot of the problems we face in our current culture could be solved if Motherhood was respected and children were valued.


Michele said...

YES YES YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How many times have people made comments to us that we must be done (since B & M are b/g twins) or how I must have wished that I had singletons (REALLY???). All sorts of stuff.

And you wouldnt believe how many people, recently, have given me their 2 cents since we have decided to get a TAC and have however many more kids God grants us, versus just getting sterilized. People are NUTS!

Jackie said...

I love your answer! Glad to see you blogging again.