Thursday, July 24, 2008

The Answer to that Burning Question

Over these past 11 years of being a mom, especially a mom to a gaggle of kids, there have been several questions that I have been asked.

I have been asked 1,417 times "Are these all yours?" Yes. For a more detailed look at my feelings on that question you can look at this post, if you care to.

I've been asked 989 times if I took fertility drugs. The answer is yea, although, a word to the wise, it's usually not polite to ask this if were not on a first-name basis!

I've been asked 189 times if I just love Jon & Kate Plus 8. This one is new to the countdown, and the answer is that I don't like it at all. I can't quite put my finger on why though.

And, then I've been asked 9,457 times "How do you do it?" Or it's equivalents: "I don't know how you do it", "When I'm overwhelmed I just think of you and then I don't feel so bad about my life" or my personal favorite "If I were you, I'd kill myself". Well, for the first time, I am going to reveal the answer to that question...the secret to my success if you will.




Diet Coke. Alot of Diet Coke. Prayer doesn't hurt, either.

There you have it.

11 comments:

Lane J said...

It's not the five kids I am impressed with, it's the fact that with five kids you can still keep track of how many times people have asked you these questions!

Kate said...

Here from ICLW. What else does anyone need but prayers and diet Coke?

alicia said...

ha ha! people can be really annoying!! I lvoe that diet coke is the secret solution! Good to know :)

here from ICLW

~Jess said...

Prayers definitely! I so do not look forward to these questions: My husband and I would like to have 4 kids, however with our IF we'll have to see, but I can hardly wait (note sarcasm) till people start asking if they're all ours.

ICLW

Christine said...

Diet Coke!!!! Great relief - the more kids the merrier!

ICLW - charms

momofonefornow said...

Hi from ICLW,

Finally, someone had revealed the secret. I will pass it on my SIL. She and my bro have 4 kids and they get those questions too.

Kymberli said...

Oh my goodness. I thought I was the only one who got asked that same line of questions. 'The how do you do it?" question is the one that gets me.

Kathy said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and for your kind words.

I always dreamed of having 4-6 kids, who knows if we got anywhere close if we still would have. Our journey expanding our family has not gone as we had hoped it would, but we are doing the best we can with the hand we have been dealt.

I am impressed with your awesome family and enjoyed reading your answer to the burning quesiton! I often joke that my life would be easier if I drank coffee or caffinated soda more...

Thank you for sharing!

(ICLW)

Tash said...

Why on earth does everyone think that it is their business!!? It's like rubbing pregnant bellies without asking permission - WTF?! Even when my sister in law was pregnant I asked permission and even then felt a bit odd doing it!

I am one of four children (ten year span) and I don't think that my Mum ever had those questions, perhaps people feel more nosy these days!!

An ICLW visitor!

Star said...

Yay for Diet Coke! I've been drinking it for almost 20 years and enjoy the hell out of it when I'm not worrying that they're going to discover that aspartame causes brain tumors . . .

"Are they all yours" is a silly question, but one that I hope to get asked one day (not likely, but I think I would love it).

Michelle said...

Here's a new one to add. Your the reason I am afraid to try for a 4th. I'm scared I'd wind up with 6 or 7 instead. LOL