I came across this great article on facebook this week: “Are You Done Yet” In Defense of our 5th Child
Both the reactions to “large” families (Are you done yet? Are you crazy?) and the rewards of parenting described by the author are so true. I hope this article is a blessing to you hard-working moms and dads!
From around our house…
Harley and Brooklyn have asked daily since Seth’s arrival when we’re planning to have our fifth and sixth babies. Oh, my word. My reactions have ranged from “whenever God provides another baby!” to “GO. AWAY. NOW.” depending on how recently I’ve had a nap and some painkillers.
I overheard this conversation on the playground between Brooklyn and a friend:
Friend: “Are you adopted?”
B: “Yes. Are you?”
Friend: “No, I was born.”
AND, everyone should know how amazing my husband is! He has taken on the unpleasant duty of c-section wound care, arranged for child care for Emma so I can nap, and is working on taking over a night feeding. Seriously, he’s amazing.