We live in Utah, which is famous for “large” families. But even within Utah I have been treated to disparaging remarks by rude people about the number of children I have–even when I only had three. It was shortly after my third child was born that my sister sent me a t-shirt that read: “Yes! All of these children are mine.” I wish I had a video of the exasperated clerk who was obviously about to ask and then saw my shirt.
Then there was the cute lady in a restaurant in Florida who came over to our table to ask us if we didn’t “just love having a big family.” We still had only three children at the time.
My husband and I chose to have five children. I never really enjoyed pregnancy, but I adore each of my children. My desire to spend time with them is a big reason for my decision to homeschool.
Here is an article by another mom who loves her five children. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.