Friday, July 22, 2011

Big Families

Hop on over here for a great blog post to read.  I knew adding number 5 would make us one of "those families", but I guess I just didn't realize how many people feel the need to comment on my family.  Just a note to any of you out there who feel the need to speak to someone in the grocery store line with a "big family", the best thing you can say (since you feel you need to comment) would be...You have a beautiful family!  All of us BIG families love that comment :)  Really nothing else needs to be said. 

We already know...

Our hands are full.

That yes, we are busy.

How to keep up with all of them.

They are a full-time job.

So thanks for noticing my family, but no thanks on the weird comments.  Just stick to checking out your own groceries, or only comment with N.I.C.E. well-meaning comments.  Remember if you don't have something nice to say... 

Oh and I am not falling for all the "Bless your heart" type comments either.  I can tell where your heart really is with those. 

Guess I am sounding pretty grumpy at this point.  Just want to get the word out, that even though you may/may not approve of large families, you don't always have to comment to them when you are out and about.  Trust me when I say we get enough attention as it is, just smile and move on.  THANKS!

6 comments:

Beth and Ryan said...

Amen! And no asking if they are "real!" :)

EHedden said...

I think some people might be coming from the right place even though their comments just don't come out right. I see Mom's with five kids and I say to myself "geez I wish I could do that. How awesome it must be to have such a large family and still have your stuff together. That Mom must be superwoman." But that Mom will probably hear me say to my girls "look they have a really big family and they are not arguing" or "wow look at them". I will rethink it next time because of your comment. I do agree with Beth's comment. I want to say, even to well meaning people, "so they are pretend"

EHedden said...

That was suppose to be NO, they are pretend..sisters. I can not find my glasses and I hate typing on a lap top. I like a separate key board.

China Dreams said...

I grew up with 10 siblings. The most common comment back then was, "Are you Catholic?" but I know that my parents got a lot of other comments that were more invasive and less polite. Today? The most common comment is, "I can't believe how well you all get along. I only have xx number of siblings and we fight all the time." Go figure. Keep up the good work, Mom and Dad.

Ruby

Sharon Ankerich said...

I read the best comment lately when someone said~ You really have your hands full. My friend said, If think my hands are full, you should see my heart!!! SO good!!!
Love you and your big family!!!

Lennah and Delylah's mom said...

Here's what is strange sometimes it actually is a little easier having a large family now. The big ones occupy the little ones especially when I am cooking dinner. So they really so havve no clue when they make those comments.