Their situation is a common experience for large families.  Perfect strangers showing visible incredulity or disgust, intentionally making condescending remarks within earshot, or coming up and boldly asking inappropriate questions.  I should qualify my statement: It is a common experience for white families.  I doubt too many large black or Muslim families hear these remarks (although other things are probably said behind their backs).  I suspect that those who make such remarks are intimidated and angered that couples of their own generation, racial group and cultural background are not following the contemporary norm for families: 0, 1, 2 or 3 children.  The hypocrisy of this faned shock is that many of my generation grew up in large families or had relatives or friends who did.  We have such things before, often lived it firsthand.  We simply pretend it is foreign and unbelievable.

- Fr Elijah

10 Responses to “12 Days of Christmas for the Sexually Challenged”
  1. Langford says:

    Good for you! Very funny!

  2. Jeremy Swanson says:

    Brilliant. Now that left me in tears thinking about my chidren who used to love doing things like that. Who can argue that Families, family life, and family values are all about what keeps us together? And has been for centuries. And yet not a day goes by when people are not trying to destroy all that is good and wholesome. Take a good look at that family scene people. Its the past and the futire all rolled into one and if we don’t start taking measures to protect and nurthurew family its going to be a very rare sight indeed.

  3. Cheryl says:

    That’s great, very creative. And well-behaved kids!

  4. Chris Beneteau says:

    Unbelievable,
    As a husband and father of seven, soon to be eight, I have heard every single one of these comments. There must be some contraceptive mentality talking points floating around out there. Anyway, could you imagine if large families approached small famililies – with 1 or 2 children and made comments like, “Is that it?” or “Clearly you and your spouse don’t spend much time together,” or “so you’ve been neutered eh” or “have fun dying alone.” Alas, only in my dreams.

  5. Dureen Coade says:

    For some good news go to: OneNewsNow.com Editor
    “Texans boot Planned Parenthood”

    I shall forward the item to John so he can broadcast it if he chooses.

    Dureen Coade
    d_coade@yahoo.com

  6. Diane Brulé says:

    YES I LOVE THIS SONG I WISH I COULD OF HAD MORE I HAVE 3 PRECIOUS GIRLS AND THEY ARE SUCH A BLESSING…WHEN DID HAVEING CHILDREN BECOME A PROBLEM AND STOP BEING A BLESSING

    Thank you for being such a great witness and keeping family alive and strong in our culture

    Diane

  7. Christa says:

    I love your song. My dad sent me the link.
    Living in a heavily Mormon area, I do not get too many questions…but there are plenty of looks.

  8. Rebekah says:

    Fantastic! LOL Your children are all beautiful and very well-behaved. You are so correct in what you wrote. I am pregnant with my fifth child now…and have heard many variations on those very same questions so many times. My response is always that each and every one is a precious gem to me! Children are such a blessing! Thanks for doing this, I love it!

  9. Jasmine King says:

    LOL All 7 of our kids just watched that with me! They were cracking up and trying to sing along! I love it and we get all the ?’s too! We are expecting #8 in August! Thanks for the laugh.

    Oh and BTW black familes get it too!!! ;)

  10. Pacheco says:

    Thanks for the comments everyone, but this is not my family.

    I only picked up the link from YouTube.

    Myself, I have 4 daughters. Not that we don’t get the comments too, even with this modest sized family….

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