Why is it, at least in the U.S., that the only "correct" number of children to have is either 2 (perfect) or 3 (normal and acceptable). Go beyond that and people start to ask "why?". "Why would you have so many kids?" "What were you thinking?" C’mon, you know someone who has their 4th or more, and people start to wonder about them. I’ve heard the comments. Worse yet, though, is having only one. Then you really are a freak of nature – or selfish, or stupid. Talk about "What were you thinking?"!! Unless you aren’t able to have more, a notion people seem quite comfortable asking. Why?? I’ve actually had someone tell me that I’m not a "real" mom because I’ve never had to deal with sibling fighting. Really?? So, that painful kid-poppin’-out experience really didn’t happen? I coulda sworn it did…..
This is what I am wondering about today.