Responding to Those Comments About Large Families

Responding to Those Comments About Large Families

There are lots of posts out there in the blogging world listing charitable and kind responses to rude comments people make about having lots of kids. Which is all fine and good if that’s your style or if the people are actually interested in your response. But what about those other people?

You know the people I am talking about. The ones who when you are out and about with the brood and minding your own business, who can’t resist coming up and making a snotty comment.

Just like “an eye for an eye”, I personally prefer “snark for snark”…I’m sure that’s a verse in the bible.

Common Questions I get and responses that come in handy.

You gonna have more?

  • Yes but we are going to stop when we have an ugly one
  • Practice makes perfect

Don’t you know what causes it?

  • Yes and we like it
  • Maybe you should try it

Don’t you have a TV?

  • Yes but there are commercials
  • Yes but we have Netflix and there is a pause button

Are all of those yours?

  • No the other half are at home
  • No I thought it would be fun to bring all the kids from the neighborhood shopping

I don’t know how you do it?

  • Sometimes she’s on top and sometimes I am
  • Didn’t they have sex-ed in your school?

You might be from a large Family If

With apologies to Jeff Foxworthy…You might be from a large family if…

  • You have always shared a bedroom…and maybe a bed
  • Older siblings are mistaken for the parents of  the young ones
  • Your parents never get your name correct on the first try…or the 4th
  • There is that one pair of footsie pajamas that every kid wore
  • Every winter you get the stomach bug and spread it throughout the house, town, state and country
  • You’ve been away from your phone for 5 minutes and have 40 unread text messages
  • You are 2 years old and already an uncle
  • You learn every temperament at a family dinner
  • The only car you remember your mom owning is a full-size van
  • Clothes only handed down 2 or 3 times are considered new
  • A small gathering is still at least 50 people
  • Every day is laundry day
  • You shovel food in fast so you get enough at meals
  • You had a “bowl” haircut most of your childhood
  • Filling 2 grocery carts is a light shopping trip