Six Kids?

This article, entitled How do women do it when they have 6 kids??? comes from Danielle Herzog's blog Martinis and Minivans at

I was at the pool this weekend and started talking to a woman holding an infant next to me. She asked me if he was my first and I told her how he was actually my second. I asked her the same. She replied, “Oh no, he’s my sixth.” I couldn’t hide the shock in my face. Six kids? Six??? She didn’t look like a character from a TLC show - she looked like a woman my age. She had a great haircut, cute bathing suit, and didn’t look frazzled in the least. How was that possible? How could she have six kids and look so good?

I have two kids and often realize that I haven’t brushed my teeth since the day before and am wearing clothes that might have two rounds of spit-up on them.

I also realized that I need to stop looking so surprised and shocked when someone tells me that they have more than two children. It’s not because I am judging or think that is too many kids to have – actually, it’s the opposite. I’m in complete confusion as to how they keep it all together and stay sane. I can barely find sanity at the end of the day with two children – is there even an end of the day with six?

So tell me all those parents with multiple children, how do you do it? I can imagine having to invest in one of those hats that has the drinking tubes attached to it. I would keep a constant flow of alcohol from it, starting around 3 pm. That might make the long, dreaded afternoon hours much more bearable. Heck, I might consider having a third child if I can be guaranteed one of those hats… Ok, that’s a lie, my birthing days are done. However, that might be my next baby shower present for any of my friends who decide to go for anything more than two…

About the Author...
Danielle Herzog
Danielle is a mother to two children and wife to an incredibly patient man.
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