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Yes, I Have More than Half a Dozen Kids!

I use both hands to count my children -- and it's a good thing!

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Yes I have more than 1/2 dozen kids!

I have been blessed with seven children -- very blessed. This article may seem like a rant, but truly it isn't. I just thought I would enlighten those who are perplexed by the fact that they have to use both hands to count my children.

Here are a few questions to the questions/comments I frequently get:

1.) There are seven. You are not seeing things. No, none are twins or aliens.

2.) Four boys, three girls. Or four boys, two tomboys, one girl,

3.) They are 2, 9, 11, 15, 16, 17, and 18 years old. Depending on their moods, that could mean four toddlers, two preteens, and one teen.

4.) Forty is around the corner, thank you! Seven kids keeps you young. I should of planned better; 13 kids would of put me back into puberty!

5.) Yes, they are all mine. Why, do you want to borrow one?

6.) Yes, they all have the same father. Johnny Depp is never around.

7.) Of course it's hard; you have to feed them, and they talk and stuff.

8.) No, we aren't rich, or on welfare; we recieve funding from a secret society for familes with seven kids.

9.) No, we don't sacrifice much of anything, except sanity (of course that's saying we had it to begin with).

10.) Only two of them share a room, the rest we keep in the pole barn.

11.) My all time favorite, I got this one at a women's conference: Would you do it again? Are you kidding me? All the nights of lost sleep, diaper after diaper, getting back to a size 4 only to have to dig out those maternity pants again, labor, c-sections, teething, tantrums, puberty, teenagers, would I do it again? Of course I would!

We chose to have a large family, and we love each and every one of our children with all our hearts. Next time you meet one of "us moms" (moms with so many kids we get our own zip code, yeah they do that) smile and congratulate us, we love to get compliments.

Seriously I love, love to talk and brag about my kids to anyone at anytime, for the most part people are very polite and kind.

17 comments so far...

  • after my very first post, i read this one and it put a smile on my face. I only have 3 of my own, but my boyfriend has 3 and for the sumer they are all here together so I understand it all, and yess it is fun. I don't know how to let them grow up is my problem along with the teenage blues i wrote about. theres that one that you just don't know sometimes.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by maliboo on 17th July 2008

  • I am a mom of 9 and I totally agree with you. We home school and people asked are they socialized. He says rolling his eyes, not we keep them locked in a closet. My kids sometimes get tomuch socializing, but they are not afraid of any age group.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by sew4heaven on 1st May 2008

  • I love having a big family... although as of today they have only maxed out one hand! (Maybe hubby will let me go for another... someday!) What I love the most when we are out in public is when I get nods of approval or kudos (usually from older couples) because not only do I have 5 kids... but I have WELL BEHAVED kids. Larger families equate to organization! Without it we would have no sanity left! Here's to you Mommy!

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Yes, Mommy has to work today on 21st April 2008

  • You are amazing...

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Ymke Dioquino on 18th April 2008

  • Johnny Depp's never around -- snort. I love it. If someone is tasteless enough to ask you that, they deserve a sardonic answer.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Daisy on 14th April 2008

  • #5, #6 and #7 (I'm talking entries, not the kids) had me laughing so hard... oh that johnny depp...

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Earthmama on 12th April 2008

  • Amen. Five boys, two girls, no twins, we are done, we like sex, birth control is useless, Same father, all birthed by me, yes I'm crazy, no were not mormon, not rich, they share rooms, they love/hate each other, they are not deprived, yes, I called Supernanny , no I'm not ashamed of that.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Kadi on 11th April 2008

  • I love big families. My husband has 6 siblings and I have 3. But, I am really, really awful at being pregnant and so we´ve decided that for everyone´s safety, two is the perfect number. :) Unless we decide to adopt in the future.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Genesis on 3rd April 2008

  • I so know what you mean!

    I have been blessed with 6 of my own and gardianship of a neice and nephew along with a bunch of younger cousins who look to me ads the second any given time I can have up to 10 children with me and I love it!

    But the questions I get are so fav...You do know what causes babies dont you?

    One of my best friens make the joke that the Morman Church and Catholic Church are fighting over out membership


    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Brandy @ on 3rd April 2008

  • That was great. I have 4 kids and I get, "Whatcha' doin' with all them kids?" So I say to you...You go girl!

    I do it all over again too...

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by caramelsugarberry38 on 1st April 2008

  • Ha ha! Great stuff!! Love #10 - keeping them in the barn. LOL

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Diane on 1st April 2008

  • 3 kids keep me super busy, not to mention tired. I am impressed, I think it is great that you and your husband have been able to make this work on all levels!

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Sarah on 31st March 2008