My mother is fond of saying all kinds of things, despite her audience. She forgets to put in her filter. She recently told the nurse at the eye doctor that I went in for motherhood '"wholesale".
Now, what would you think that meant?
That I wanted children in large quantities?
That I began my family without careful discrimination?
That I ignored distinctions, focusing on quantity?
Or that I got them directly after processing?
It could be all those things. After all, I did want a large family, didn't care if the kids were male or female as long as they were healthy, and got them handed into my arms almost immediately...
But, I did give it careful thought...each one of them were planned and wanted.
Hmmm...this comment from her is thought provoking as she had eight children herself....but I guess the difference is in how we see motherhood. I see it as a gift, she as a burden.
And I'm really into it, wholesale.