June 1, 2009

Front Row Seat To My Idea of Hell, Possibly Limbo

Something else I've learned about my new town... I am a minority. Well, my family is. See we only have 2 kids and we are done. I have yet to meet a mom with less than 3 kids. More often they have 4, 5, 6, and yes even 7 kids.

Wait, wait for it... A pretty good percentage of these Miracle Parents are pregnant again. I scan the room for the slightest look of fear or even terror but there is none. And I'm glad for them. I'm glad it worked out well for them. But when the conversation turns to "when are you gonna have your next one?" and I say, uh, no, we're done. They look at me like I'm on fire. I even say it very slowly but it's as if I were speaking Old Latin cuz they don't understand. They want to know if there's a reason (as in what's up with your girl parts?) Once the vajayjay gets brought up, that's my cue to hit em hard with Wait till you get to know my kids, you'll understand and that just leads to the old uncomfortable silence I was telling you about in this post.

I've been told it's a Catholic thing. Strict Catholic, not the kind of Catholic I'd be. I have to take birth control cuz I should not cannot will not have any more kids. But this could be the underlying reason here seeing as how the Catholic school system is quite near the size of the public school system.

Still doesn't make any sense to me but then again I'm just a freak who couldn't survive a litter.

16 comments:

CaseyDeuce said...

They're like friggen Stepford Wives out there... lets spray them with the hose and watch them short circuit... thats fun, free entertainment!

CaseyDeuce said...

I'm commenting again, just because I no longer see my name in the comment whore category and I'm pissed.

Banteringblonde said...

You are the smartest chick in the room! LOL ... i have three and people keep looking at me because if I have three shouldn't there be more? HELL NO! I'm done - my birthday present last year was a vasectomy!

Anonymous said...

mine all have at least four morman phx az

Debra said...

I am Catholic. I wanted to end it at two, but 8 years later I had another. I made my husband swear to have a vasectomy, either that or enter a monestary, his choice.

Given the economy and the cost of raising children I am shocked that women still feel the need to mass produce? Don't get me wrong I love being a Mom, but watching my older children struggle to find work and pay bills......

Terri-Sexy Vixen said...

I'm on the other side.... with 5 kids I get the " you know there are ways to stop that" looks.

The Red Headed Mama said...

I get the "what do you mean you're done?" question all.the.time. Apparently it's written in some law that if you have 2 boys, you have to keep trying for a girl. Um, no thanks. I'm good.

Just wait until your boys are out of the house and their youngest is just going in to middle school. I'm pretty sure they'll be kicking themselves for not being more like you :)

Stacie's Madness said...

um, THEY'RE not right, you are perfectly fine. :D

I use to think I wanted to have 3 kids...and then my TWO came along...changed my mind real quick. My kids aren't HORRIBLE by any means, they are normal and that right there is ENOUGH FOR ME. :)

Why Mom Drinks Rum said...

My husband quite literally ran into the doctor's office for the "V" the moment son was here.

There was no holding him back. SO GLAD we stopped at 2 as well.

April said...

Heck, I get the look like I am crazy when I tell folks I have 3 kids. They think that is a lot. You sure moved to a pretty weird place girl!

Anonymous said...

Hey I think I should win an award or something!
I was born n' raised CATHOLIC (strict, Italian, career military Dad Catholic! I have 6 siblings.)
AND!!!! - This is where my award starts heading my way.. (I'd like to thank the Academy..) - I married a MORMON and converted to MORMONISM so I am, by multiply baptisms CATHOLIC/MORMON!!! Hahahaha! The breeding ground for some truly fucked up kids - not mine of course, altho I suppose I won't know til they're all finished writing their books.. - I have 4 and that was/is plenty! I started out with a boy and a girl and I used to tell people, unless there's a third kind, I'm not having anymore.. And then I got married again, mistake #3,590,892.. BUT I love my litter and I haven't eaten any them yet (I hear they do that in the wild, thank goodness I was in captivity!)

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Iris said...

When I was pregnant with my second, I confided in a guy at the office about my fears. "Sam, I'm scared of trying to keep up with two, I don't know how you do it with three!" His response, "Ya gotta have three - then they out-number you (the parents) and you just don't give a damn anymore."

melanie said...

I have a friend of mine that has nine... count them... NINE!!! children... my big question is... When in the hell do you find time to have sex to procreate these children??? My girls still sneak into my bed at night and they are age 10 and 7... and I'll be damned if I'm gonna scar them with "omg, what in the hell are they doing under the sheets?"

Hold your head high as a proud mommy of two young boys... and anyone that makes your feel crappy about it should just borrow them for about an hour... preferably at a pool...

~Ronda~ said...

I think it's totally a Northern thing, the further North ya go..the bigger the families get. For instance, GNO guy is from Idaho, and they have 6, not 5 like he originally told me, but 6, and did I mention the 6th is just 6 months old?? Yeah, but their Mormon, LDS, ya know, don't think they believed in the whole BCP thing either? Whats up with that, huh? I'm with you, gotta have it!! Some days, I can't even handle my one, much less 6!! Puh-Lease!!