10 Questions I Wish I Wasn't Asked As A Mom Of Many
I’ve been asked a few silly questions as a mom of six and a friend of mine who is a mom of ten, hears them as well. Most questions are fine, but some questions border on plain obnoxious! Especially if you don’t know the person very well - it can be pretty intrusive.
So if you’re a mom of many kids, maybe you’ll relate to some of the “I-wish-I-wasn’t-asked” mommy questions too.
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10 Questions A Mom of Many (M.O.M) Gets Asked (alot)!
1. Are you pregnant?
I can’t believe this question still gets asked! Just know that the M.O.M is either in postpartum and already feels low, or her flat belly is a thing of the past after her fourth child! Her spare time is limited and she’d rather spend it wisely than do excruciating tummy exercises. However, it’s always on her mind and one of her goals.
2. Where are you from?
I haven’t figured out the true reason for this question yet. Maybe the questioner wants to determine if a M.O.M comes from a distant land where they don’t have birth control or live in archaic times. Your guess is as good as mine.
3. Are you having more kids?
That’s a pretty intimate question and isn’t something a M.O.M thinks about until she needs to. I assume (rightly so), that this topic is best left to the husband and wife in question.
4. Are you tired?
Well, the M.O.M actually felt wonderful until you said she looked tired. I guess between the sleepless nights, breastfeeding, diaper changes, cleanups, meal prep, sibling rivalry etc. etc. etc., she should find some time for a facial (sigh).
5. Are they all yours?
Compared to…? Sorry I couldn’t think of anyone to compare to a M.O.M besides a teacher taking her class on a field trip – and she’s usually not alone so that doesn’t count either.
6. Don’t you have a TV? (Then giggles)
Not to sound old fashioned or anything, but have you seen what's on TV nowadays?! I don’t think that’s a relevant question any longer.
7. I’m so forgetful/busy/stressed can you remind me?
Sure! The M.O.M can barely remember all her kids' names and birthdays or when she ate last, but she could try with her overwhelmed “mombrain” which usually thinks about important things around 12 am. Does that work for you?
8. Can you organize it? You’re so capable!
Of course! After the M.O.M caters to her large family’s needs and the other 1001 things she needs to do, she’ll find some time to pitch in. What was the reason you weren’t capable again?
9. Can my kids come to your place? It’s so kid friendly!
True. But the last thing a M.O.M needs is to watch more kids! And yes, watching other people’s kids makes a huge difference. A M.O.M usually has more independent kids and her no-frills-less-fussy approach helps cut corners to keep up – so you may not approve of her short-cut parenting style.
10. OMG, how do you do it?
Well, it isn’t a prison sentence – come on it's motherhood! It's tough whether you have two kids or ten kids, but yeah a M.O.M does have more kids to deal with. Honestly, a M.O.M would love some help or even a warm hug of support, but please no pity is needed because through all the tough days, she loves her big family!
Moms of many don’t really mind answering your questions if it’s asked in curiosity instead of in judgment. We love our lot of kids and that’s why we have so many! A M.O.M just needs a break now and again to refresh and refill her tank and then she’s ready to take on her big responsibility all over again!
So say something nice the next time you meet a mom of many and avoid these silly questions she's heard before. She’ll love the change, appreciate the gesture, and maybe share a time-saving tip with you!
Are you an M.O.M and have more questions that you get asked?
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