This is my first time to hit the "Blog This!" button. This is a super piece about shopping with the kiddos.
An additional reason I'm thankful for compliments on my Blessings' behavior is because it often gives me a needed attitude/perspective adjustment. Of course, I also like it when folks say, "Are ALLLL those kids yours????" because gives me an instant attitude fix as I beam thankfully and with joyful enthusiasm respond, "They sure are!!" Like Kim says in her article, I don't want to be the poster family for birth control. Quite the opposite - I want our family to be an advertisement for God and the blessings He sends our way.
It used to bother me so much when people would ask "Are all those yours????" with such rudeness and obvious amazement at my lack of sanity. Well, I'm not claiming to be all that sane in general, but I can tell you one thing I'm totally sane about, and that's welcoming the children God sends us! The question doesn't bother me anymore. In fact, I welcome it. Because I'm sure to have my attitude adjusted (God has a way of sending these people to me when I'm ready to pull my hair out because my children are, alas, not yet perfect - surely they get that from someone besides me!), and because the Lord will hopefully be able to use us in folks' lives to cause them to reconsider some things. Anyhoo....
Life in a shoe: the methods and madness of one mother of 8: Grocery shopping with a handful of Littles