Brood Comments

Grown-Ups Say the Darnedest Things About Having Kids

As we approached the coffee shop, I steeled myself for another barrage of comments. My two elementary-aged children walked with me while I pushed a behemoth stroller containing our eleven-month-old triplets. It's impossible to go anywhere without at least a catcall or two from across the street of "Boy, you've got your hands full!"

Observations about the fullness of my hands, frequent though they are, are among the milder comments I hear daily. On this particular day, the tone was harsh and sharp from a middle-aged white woman standing next to us who said in a voice clearly intended to be overheard, "Revolting! To have so many children in this day and age!" My jaw dropped,...

 
This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #11, Winter 2009 Copyright © 2020 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo11/brood-comments

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