This was published in the Tribune on Mother's Day. They cracked me up:
Sheila Vuckovich said "I am blessed with seven planned, prayer-for and adored children. For some reason, the size of my family makes people think they can ask the rudest questions." Here is my Top 5 questions you should never ask a Mom:
1. Yes, they all have the same father (25 years of marriage and he still digs me!)
2. Yes, I know what causes it.
3. Yes, I would like to have more.
4. Yes, we own a TV.
5. No, one of us is not going to get fixed! (We are not broken).
Also replying was Julie Adams, mother of 3 children under the age of 4 (this sounds VERY familiar!!!). She says that she hears almost daily "You have your hands full!". She said she is tempted to respond by saying "And you don't! So be a peach and hold the door.".
This cracked me up - especially the last part. I'm not kidding - I hear that comment almost daily. I know we are quite a sight to behold - me and the 3 of my kids and sometimes an extra kid or two with me at the grocery store, or at the gym, or anywhere for that matter. But STILL!!