Is it wrong to read the very, very, popular blog post of a Catholic mother of many children of her very busy day and be so very grateful that I am CHILDLESS? The chaos, the noise, the mess. Sometimes I think if I had a bunch of kids, I would be like Captain Von Trapp and use a whistle to keep them all in line. The sleepless nights would literally drive me insane. Isn't sleep deprivation a torture device used on POWs? What is God thinking?
And then there are other mothers of large families who seem to find their children amusing and cute.
Sometimes I am just grateful for peace and quiet and sleep and order.