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When we first had the twins People loved to stop us and tell us how cute they were. They were and are pretty freakin’ adorable if I do say so myself. But something weird began to happen at the same time. Whenever people found out I had a boy and a girl, they would jokingly reply “Oh, you’re done!” At least I hope it was a joke. Who knows. I guess I can understand the sentiment. 1 boy + 1 girl = perfect family, right? But it was pretty jarring to hear so many people essentially telling us that we reached our limit. Well… Just four years later we’ve already added three more babies. They are perfect additions to our family and we feel so blessed. Nobody presumes to tell us we are done anymore, but we still overhear our fair share of positive and negative reactions from onlookers whenever we go out together. People still say strange things to our faces too, which I could write a whole other post about.
That Was Awkward!
Unfortunately, we still get some comments, which I am not sure what to do with. No sooner had I announced Gwenyth Grace’s birth than I began to receive personal messages asking me when I will be having the next one. I try to see things from other people’s perspectives whenever I can, but I just don’t know how that is anything but rude! It honestly upsets me. I understand people say awkward things sometimes because they want to be involved even though they might not know exactly what is appropriate to say, but that definitely is not appropriate.
Your Opinion Matters
I know that I am in the public eye and our family can be a bit of a spectacle. We are just trying to do our best to raise our kids and give them the attention and direction they need. We aim to enrich all of their lives and aid in their development which, right now, is all over the place, especially with Lawson crushing his online tutoring and showing us how capable he is of breaking academic boundaries. Having five models in the house isn’t easy either, but We know they will appreciate the college money later and they honestly love to do it. That said, while we are working our tushes off to be good parents to all of our kids, your comments and messages mean something to us. You may think you are just leaving a humorous off-the-cuff comment, but they are not always read that way. Feel free, to be honest, but try to be kind. We are all just doing the best we can!