Dawn - posted on 09/03/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )
Have you ever noticed how comfortable people are to comment on your large family? It is similar to being pregnant when everyone wants to talk or touch you. As a family of 7 children, where 6 are always with me, I look at the comments as blessings. People are usually commending how well behaved they are or how well they are dressed or the like. But every once in a while, I get the 'oh, your hands are full'. AND with an 11,10,9,7,6 and 6 year old, I usually respond with 'I'm sorry were they disturbing you?' which I know they weren't. When we are out, everyone is given a job to do whether it is picking up groceries or pushing the cart or pulling out coupons, I feel I am doing an EXCELLENT job of raising well behaved, well educated, productive members of society. The blessing of parenting would have been done just as well with one as it is with 7. The christian thing to do is smile. BUT if it is a family member or friend who should honor your spirit and support you through thick or thin, let them KNOW that the comments do not help but hurt.