Did anyone here see "Cheaper by the Dozen"???
I'm sure people think we're crazy for having so many kids but I don't care about what other's think
I LOVE being a mom! This is what I'm supposed to be! And I love my kids! They're each so different and individual! I have crazy almost 5 year old twins, and absolutely hilerious almost 2 year old and we're due with our fourth and final in Sept.
I know my family probably thinks it's way too much and society seems to think you should have no more than two but we're complete now as a fmily (or will be when the baby is born).
I think today if you have more than 2 it's almost like your seen as "irresponsible". i've had SO many people say "better you than me" and I think, most likely with that attitude, it definitly is better me (am I making any sense today???)
I think the other issue that I've gotten is how are we going to pay for 4 kids, especially in college? And, honestly, I have no idea! But right now, financially, we're set since babies don't cost anything with the way I parent. I already have all the clothes since I had boy/girl twins first. I exclusevly nurse, and use cloth diapers. Ok, so there it's costing a bit because I"m having way too much fun buying new cloth diapers. It does get a bit more pricey when they get older and all have dance lessons, classes, etc but we always make do.
I do get lots of looks when I'm out with all my kids and obviously pregnant but it doesn't bother me. (I probably get even more looks because I'm almost 30 but seriously look 12- not kidding, could pass for a 12 year old in a second and with my freckles coming out from the sun- not helping LOL)
One more thought (please excuse my post being all over the place- I got sleep last night but woke up feeling like I didn't get any, go figure) Anyway, my last thought is that I notice now that I look at the end of the posts here at Mothering at the kids' names (I love names) and also count how many kids people have. I've been delighted to see that a lot have bigger families on the board! I'm wondering if that's because of the way we, here at Mothering parent/ attachment parenting?