By Carmen Staicer, REDBOOK
If you saw my entire family walking together down the street, you might stop and look. Most do. After all, it's hard to miss us. My husband had three children when we got married, and we had six more together. I love my big family. There's never a dull moment, and there's always someone to talk to, a shoulder to cry on or an elbow for support. The house is never empty and there's always something exciting just ahead on the horizon for at least one member of our family.
But nine kids is an atypical figure, and an outing together can provoke some interesting - and occasionally shocking - comments from strangers. Here are the top 10 most common comments, and the responses I gave (or wish I had!):
1. Don't you know what causes that? ("That" meaning babies, of course.) Yes, we did take high school biology. And, well, I guess we're pretty good at it. Still, each of my kids was a choice.
2. Which of your kids would you rather not have? Yes,Read More »from Don't Judge Me Because...I Have 9 Kids