Friday, April 25, 2008

Cheaper by the Dozen

Today we went to Perrin Park to feed the ducks again. This time they weren't very hungry though. Emma had a good time anyway and Abby seems to really enjoy being outside too. When we got home I was forced to watch Cheaper by the Dozen. For some reason, when people make me mad about having kids, watching that makes me feel better. My aunt stopped by with my grandma this afternoon and told me she thought it was about time to stop having kids. I'm not sure why she even cares. This was the first time she had ever seen Abby and she's almost 7 months old! So it's not affecting her in the least. She even said we should name this one Moe (cause there ain't gonna be no mo'). Stuff like that just makes me so mad. I don't understand why people hate kids so much. That's what it seems like to me at least. Scott and I always went back and forth on the issue of birth control and always (obviously) came to the conclusion that we weren't going to use it. After this time we were very much considering using it since he would be going to school and we'd already have 3 kids under 3. We recently found out though that all birth control pills are potentially abortive. Research is unclear of exactly how abortive they might be, but the fact is they are, whether it be a little or a lot. We certainly didn't like the sound of that and are now completely against it. I don't really care how many kids we have. I trust that God will provide for us as he has proved so many times already. I'm not going to deny that it gets very exhausting at times and every now and then I feel like I'm going crazy. That just comes with the territory I guess. It just makes me so mad when people say every single family should only have a certain number of kids or the should be spaced exactly 3 years apart. It doesn't bother me if your family wants to space your kids out or whatever. I just don't like it when people get on my back about things like that, especially when I am the one who carries them for 9 months, gives birth to them, and then takes care of them everyday. I don't think anyone else has reason to complain!

Sorry. I had to vent a little.

Anyway...The girls are getting very cute together. They interact a lot now and make each other laugh all the time. They've also been getting their baths at the same time now that Abby can sit up on her own. They have such a good time in the tub. They splash each other and laugh. It's so funny! I know it's a while, but I can't wait until Abby starts walking. Then they can really have a good time together. I just need to get her walking before she's 12 months. I said that about Emma since we were expecting Abby then and she was walking completely on her own at 11.5 months. I'd say that was successful so hopefully Abby will follow in her sister's footsteps.


Lynn said...

That would make me upset too! It's your decision and has nothing to do with anyone else. Not everyone is going to agree with you, but that doesn't give them the right to say things like that. Things like that are just rude! Sorry your own family is mean :( If it matters at all, I think you're a great mom! (and you've heard some of my stories about people down here ;))

Krista said...

Amen Sister!!! :) I have been appalled at some of the comments we have received about our decision to forego birth control and allow God to plan our family. Especially rude comments from family--like you said, doesn't affect them in the least. Stay strong and don't let anyone sway your convictions, God will provide for whatever children He chooses to bless you with. And if you ever want to vent, I'd love to be the sounding board!