by Kelly Crawford from Generation Cedar – 7 Misconceptions About Moms of Large Families
Editor’s note: Do people actually walk up to moms of many and say these things to their faces? I have a hard time believing that they do, except I do know that Quiverfull moms have no trouble telling people in the church with small families, either by choice or because of fertility issues, any number of very ugly judgmental things about their lack of children. Here’s a thought, perhaps no one on either side needs to publicly say stupid things to each other about the number of children they have. Oh yeah, that would mean that the QF crowd would have to shut their mouths about the infertile too.
Let me help you out: we have heard every joke about fertility under the sun. And every rude comment and every probing question. Yours is not, I promise, original. Therefore, you sound embarrassingly corny when you lean in, chuckle and say, “You need to get a television.”
And I would kindly remind you that we do not return the comments in kind, and you would be mortified if we did. It would look something like this: (a stranger walks up to you and silently counts your two children, then looks around for others) “Is this all the children you have?” “Why don’t you have anymore?” “Is it because you’re infertile?” “Or do you just use birth control?” “You know what birth control pills cause, right? Cancer, obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol…” “Maybe you should consider getting rid of your television.” “Can you just not afford to have any more?” You get the picture. Pretty ugly, huh?
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