Crafts & Creative Ideas

A Lot of Kids

This is my current front door mat. A pizza delivery guy once chuckled and asked, “So how many is a lot?” 

That depends. For me, it’s four. For others, that number may be seven, and for some, that number could be one. And I’m sure there are some who might have ten and not yet feel they qualify as having a lot

My points are:
  • It’s not really about the number of children you have. Because let’s face it, we’ve all had days where we could have sworn our children must’ve somehow multiplied based on the messes left, the amount of snacks consumed, or the level of noise impressively generated. Kids are just a lot. Period. 
  • Every parent’s tolerance level for children and their passions vary. We cannot presume that because someone has fewer children that they ‘just couldn’t hack it’ or if they have many children, that they’re ‘just plain irresponsible’. (And the number is certainly not an indication of who has their ish together.)
  • It’s not a contest; we’re all just trying to raise good humans that respect others.
  • There are pros to having big families AND small families. 
  • If you’re thinking about expanding your family and are nervous about your other kiddos missing out, please read a recent post from @simplelifemusings on Instagram (the post with them pictured around a kayak). She writes about it very eloquently. 
  • No matter how many cherubs He has blessed you with in this life, it is an honor – an exhausting one, yes, but an honor. 
  • This doormat is funny. 

{Doormat from The Peaking Pelican’s Etsy shop. Message her for info.} 

“Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name, welcomes me.” – Mark 9:37 (NIV)

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