Now there’s one I haven’t heard before!
When some idiot on the news really annoys my husband, he usually sighs, then comments that at least the liberals don’t tend to have many kids, so ours will outnumber them eventually.
And I have to agree with the comment about each child adding a new dimension to the family. Our oldest two are only 19 months apart, and we frequently look at them running around together, shake our heads, and wonder, “What would they do without each other?!?” I think they would both be SO different without that wonderful interaction.
Fr. Pacwa on EWTN has told the story that when his mother was dying, she apologized to her children, saying, “I’m sorry I was so selfish when I was younger and didn’t have more of you kids!” She explained that it had seemed like such a burden, but she eventually came to understand and treasure the joys that come, too.