Saturday, July 10, 2010


Do you have a large family?  Would you like to network with others who appreciate the beauty of God’s plan for children, families and society?  Why not join a growing community, meet others of like mind and values, and share your stories and experiences in raising a large family!

To join a great online forum for large Catholic families you can sign-up here. It's like Facebook for large families!  It's a project of Human Life International (HLI).  

From their "Advice" tab: 
Every parent of a large family has been on the receiving end of insipid and even snide comments from complete strangers with regard to family size. It’s important to remember that as annoying as they may be, these are little missionary opportunities, so it’s important to keep a sense of humor about them, and to turn away even the confrontational person with a smile. Depending on the general tone of the comment and the commentator, we have started to have fun with our responses, and to that end, have collected some of our favorites from other large families.
While shopping in a grocery store, a passing comment such as “You have your hands full!” might be met with “Not yet!” or even a confused “Isn’t that what the carts are for?”
Or to the ubiquitous “Are they all yours?”, one might wryly respond “No, we left the rest of them at home.”
“Are you done yet?”
“Not until we get an ugly one!”  **how can you not LOVE this one!?  Heehee :)

Let me know when you join by requesting friendship!


Sara said...

These days when I'm out with 3 (!) and people still say "You have your hands full!", I respond with "You don't know the half of it!" Lol. They don't get it, but my kids do.

Shelly said...

Sara, isnt that funny?!

i LOVE your response!