Mom, you need to keep smiling and laughing to really enjoy those crazy moments in motherhood. Here are some of the best (and wittiest) responses to give when someone asks, “Why do you have so many kids?!”
One of my favorite things in life is when I go grocery shopping with my kids and I can see the people in the store silently counting each of my children.
This makes me smile. Every time.
My husband and I currently (as of early 2021) have five children under the age of 9.
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My second favorite thing at the grocery store is when the sweet elderly women we meet smile and interact with my children as we pass by them in the isles.
(Whether my kids are practicing screams of exorcism, singing the latest kid’s song that I can’t get out of my head (“You’re Welcome“), or trying to throw something in the cart without me seeing.)
And let’s not forget those brave souls who are bold enough to ask, “Are all these kids yours? Why do you have so many kids?”
My hair might be in a mom-bun with breakfast scattered on my shirt, and although I have a smile on my face, silently, deep inside, I’m dancing with giddy excitement because I love it when people ask this question!
Humorous Responses to Give When People Ask, “Why Do You Have So Many Kids!?”
Here are some of the best answers my husband and I have given to people who have asked the infamous question, “Why do you have so many kids.”
There’s one thing in life that I’ve learned when having children. If you don’t keep a sense of humor about you, you’re not going to enjoy motherhood as much as you’d hope.
You have to laugh at these crazy moments, your kids, and especially at yourself. Because one day, they’ll grow up and you won’t be asked this question as much.
The days are long but the years go by so quickly!
In the meantime, find your favorite answer!
Why Do You Have So Many Kids? Because…
I really hate silence.
Have you ever been in a home being overrun with toddlers that isn’t quiet?
I have. It’s really scary because you know someone could be dead (not really) or their plotting something. Usually the second is happening.
My brutally honest filter became too politically correct and I realized I needed a mini-me who could tell the truth, still be cute, and not get in trouble.
One of our children is so brutally honest with my husband and me, and others they meet. This child will often ask questions in their conversations.
Such as, “Did a bear comb your hair today, or is that the look you’re trying to go for…because, I don’t think ‘bear’ is your look.”
“Mom, they look really grumpy. Did God give them a grumpy face or do you think that’s their real face?”
I wanted to practice my super organizing skills by creating an army of little people who destroy everything.
Clutter, clutter everywhere!
….I have how many kids with me!?
One time a sweet individual came up to me and asked, “Do you know you have three small children following you?” My inner pleasant-to-be-with filter was sleep deprived and not turned on when I responded, “I have how many kids with me?!” And after a bit of a pause, I confirmed they were mine.
We both had a good laugh before they walked away and wished me luck.
Well, before we were married my husband surprised me with a new washing machine that guarantees a 25-year life or his money back. We wanted to make sure we got our money worth.
In truth, we have an old washing machine from the 80s that we’ve been using for the past 8 years and surprisingly this machine still works great! Even with all the small and poopy clothes that go in each week.
I just love adding little stick figures to the back of our family’s mini-van. We want to see how much we can cover while still being legal.
We don’t have stick people on our mini-van (my husband won’t allow it), but if we did, this is the one we have both agreed too. It makes us laugh every time we see and read it.
I couldn’t imagine a month without birthday cake in my life.
Who wouldn’t want birthday cake every month? And an excuse to enjoy some without feeling guilty? Yes please! (Ah the sacrifices you make when you’re a mom).
Well, I figure the more kids I have the better my chances of one of them liking me and taking care of me when I’m old.
We haven’t hit teenager years yet…fingers crossed my husband and I are still “cool” to them in their teen years as we are during their childhood.
Holidays have always been my favorite as a kid, and as an adult, I needed a good coverup and excuse to eat a ton of candy and still do little kid crafts without being too creepy.
My husband told me I needed a reason to buy my sewing and craft supplies. Each kid I have is a new reason for birthdays, graduation, baptisms. There’s so much crafting that needs to be done.
So why do my husband and I have so many children?
We want them, love them, and we welcome them into our home.
In all honesty, I cannot imagine my life without each of my children. Each one brings such a beautiful spirit and plays a very important role in our family dynamics.
They are needed, welcomed, and wanted. And my husband and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Having and raising children doesn’t have to be as expensive as some people claim. You can save a ton of money on school clothes, buy groceries on a budget, and make so many incredible and fun memories.
Yes, you might not have that beautiful 5-bedroom cabin by the lake because your money is going to little people.
But in all honesty, once you have children come into your life, you’d gladly give up everything for them. Because you know the influence you have in raising your children will affect your grandchildren. You are the master creator in creating memories and helping to raise the next generation.
Enjoy this responsibility, enjoy the sleepless nights and the tender hugs because eventually they grow up and will be making their own memories with their children one day.
Have you been asked the question, “Why do you have so many kids?” How have you answered people? Share in the comments below!
Micah Klug is a wife, homeschooling mother to five children, and author. She teaches time-tested solutions to help parents remember what matters most in life, including strengthening their home, faith, and family relationships. To learn how a child who grew up in an authoritarian home is now creating an environment of peace and joy in her own home visit this page. If you want to contact Micah, send her an email here or email [email protected]