Sunday, March 22, 2009

Yes, I Have 6 Kids.......


You know, I really hate when this conversation takes place:
Stranger: Wow, how many kids do we have here?
Me: 6.
Stranger: Are they all yours?
Me: Yes. {As I roll my eyes}
Stranger: You must have your hands full.
Me: No more than any other parent.
Stranger: Do you know what causes it?
Me: {Dumbfounded look. Then I say} Yes, I do.
Stranger: Oh, ok.

What do they take me for? A moron? Anyone that has taken sex ed in school knows where babies come from. I'm 30 years old, for heaven's sake, of course I know HOW I ended up with 6 kids!

And another of my favorites:
Stranger: Wow, 2 sets of twins!
Me: Yes.
Stranger: You must be blessed.
Me: So it would appear.
Stranger: Well, why did you have 2 sets?
Me: Well, I really had no control over that part.
Stranger: Oh. {?}

Ok, how am I supposed to control TWINS? It just happened... twice. It's not like I waited until the exact moment when the planets were in the right alignment to conceive!

And my final favorite:
Stranger: So, how many different fathers are there?
Me: {Thinking its really none of their business, but what did I have to hide?} They are all by my husband. We've been together 13 years and our oldest is 10. {Then I walk away}

So, for anyone who is wondering: Yes, I have 6 kids. Yes, they're all mine. Yes, they all have the same dad. Yes, I know what causes them.


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Storm said...

It always astounds me to hear these types of questions. Reminds me of the Bill Engvall skit "Here's Your Sign."

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Monica said...

People can be so stupid can't they! I have had people say to me "Were you trying for a boy" (I have three girls). I always reply, "I wasn't trying for anything, the third one took me completely by surprise". That usually shuts them up. Otherwise I tell them that I feel incredibly lucky to have had three beautiful, healthy, bright kids so easily.

Anonymous said...

It seems we have alot in common - I have six kids as well, including two sets of twins. I have twin boys age 15, 11 year old girl, 7 year old boy/girl twins, and a 5 year old boy. I get all of those questions too, but about the twins I get asked if I've had invitro or other procedures. Why do I then have to explain my fertile nature to a stranger? haha

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

Wow, people can be so rude and looks like they are the morons. Next time tell them you know what causes them but that you've given up eating rice. Just a tiny joke that will keep them puzzled for a few minutes -- maybe longer for some of them.