Seven Times the Fun
I am a mom of seven. Usually that statement evokes a strong reaction in people. I had heard all the “big” family questions, all the Duggar jokes, and am always asked if we are “done.”
While I never planned on having my very own sports team, as each child was born into our family, my love of the super-sized life grew. Funny enough, I never thought of our own family as big. It was our normal. But in reality, I know having seven kids is not normal in 2010.
Many people ask how we can afford seven kids. While I have never thought of my kids as a financial liability or asset, I believe that having kids means having more. More noses to wipe, finger nails to clip, sippy cups to clean, tired kids to tuck-in, stories to read, boo-boos to kiss, and toys to assemble Christmas Eve.
More laughter, more tears, more silly jokes, more laundry, more lunches, more dishes, more hugs, and more I love you’s. More birthday cakes, diapers, and more scribbled pictures on the refrigerator door. More toddlers, more teenagers, and more grandkids (I know, I know… I’m getting ahead of myself).
I love being a mom many. I have learned that love multiplies and there is always more than enough to go around.
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Toni is a wife, mom, blogger and member of the BornFree Mom Panel.