By Kate Casey I am pregnant with my fourth child. Invariably when I am asked how many children I have I get surprised by how many times I am asked whether I am Catholic or a Mormon. I am neither, Ma’am, but thank you for asking an incredibly personal question when we’ve known each other approximately 30 seconds. Perhaps we should also discuss the age I lost my virginity, how I feel about the current President, or my retirement portfolio? Sometimes I am tempted to just answer that I am over-sexed, a suggestion, by the way of a nice elderly woman who stood behind me last month at the check out line at the grocery store.
If you want to get technical I am an Episcopalian baby hoarder.
I love babies. I love having a large family. I like noise in my house.
I fully respect anyone’s choice to give sole responsibility of his or her elder care to one child, but in my case I prefer to spread the wealth.
Yes, having a lot of children, especially all under age 6 is chaotic. I don’t get much sleep, my face has rapidly aged, and I don’t have much of a social life, but I am overwhelmed with love. Eventually I will have a long Thanksgiving table filled with smiling faces, even if I have to get the meal catered because I am too exhausted to make it myself.
Kate Casey writes gossip analysis and reality television recaps on her popular site www.loveandknuckles.com. She and her husband and almost four kids live in Newport Beach, California. Connect with Kate on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Check out Kate’s New Book:
“You Know You Are Pregnant When…: Funny Quotes From Women Who Have Been There,” by pop culture humor writer Kate Casey features quotes from women and husbands from all over the country highlighting the often hilarious things that happen to you when you are growing a baby inside your body including hormonal and body changes, strange food cravings, uncomfortable sex, and having a foggy brain.
- You go to Costco for a new refrigerator but leave with two pizzas.
- You hug the toilet more than your husband.
- You stop shaving your legs for your husband and start shaving them for the OB/GYN.
- You have eaten a one-pound bag of Skittles that you keep hidden in your car from your other kids.
- You assume everyone wants your urine sample.
The book is now available on Amazon.com.