From Large Family MotheringWhen people find out that I am the mother of 15 children, they have all sorts of things to say, although their comments seem to reveal three main trains of thought:
- I am an absolute idiot, dumber than a doorknob, unable to comprehend “what causes that.”
- I am an absolute saint imbued with super-special anointing from God.
- I am just a religious zealot seeking attention.
In fact, the other day one of my children overheard someone say about my husband and I, “Don’t they know what ‘the pill’ is for?” and it made me wonder; do we really know what birth control was created to do?
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