Comments: Getting Around

Wow, that is some article. LOL.

I love this line. "The Gap is a ridiculously trendy apparel company that caters to young people, and adults who want to dress like young people."

Hm. Guilty as charged. [raising right hand] ;-)

Posted by dcrmom at October 26, 2006 10:34 AM

Interesting.

Posted by Jack at October 26, 2006 02:29 PM

CLown car is the perfect description. I often feel that way.

Four or more children is shocking where I live too. Most people have two and an equal number have three as have one. I know one person with four. I can't think of a single person I know personally who has more than four.

Posted by chris at October 26, 2006 06:50 PM

Four does seem to be the break point. Admittedly I only had three children for nine minutes, but when I have three or fewer in tow we are somewhat anonymous. Throw in number four, then I get the comments. Of course I have the added bonus of having twins that don't even look related to each other.

Posted by Sarah G. at October 26, 2006 07:24 PM

In the south, at least in the suburban south, three or more kids is the new trend. It does not seem as much a "religion" thing (although I'm sure that plays into it) as a cultural trend. My daughter's godparents have both of their daughters currently expecting babies 3 and 4 and neither of them are influenced by religious reasons & the only other cousin in our family (married to a wealthy businessman in SC) has four kids and wants more - and they don't attend church at all. It just seems to be the new trend in this part of the country. I have a good friend who started the "only two kids" club with the only other mother in her neighborhood with two kids and she called me last week to say that she is now the lone member of the club.

In our married with kids Sunday school class, my husband and I are literally the only couple with two kids that are "done". There are as many families with four or five as there are with three - and there are numerous families with three or more under the age of 5 - families that are planning to just keep having children and that I expect will be quite large.

It's weird to think that there are places where this is unusual. It appears that family size in this country is increasing dramatically.

Posted by jurskis at October 27, 2006 05:17 AM

Well, congratulations on a successful outing! I get the "you've got your hands full" all the time with just my two, and as you say, it's all well-meaning and doesn't bother me a bit.

I enjoyed that article too! Thanks for the link =]

Posted by Lenise at October 30, 2006 09:41 AM