Dear friends, you love “
” as much as me, don’t you? This post I linked to recently was so refreshing. Go on and read it. Meanwhile, read some of her other clever, witty and wise posts. I am a big fan of the laundry series. It’s really quite edifying.
Did you know her husband is a professional writer? It’s funny because the kind of work my husband does requires him to read Phil Lawler’s posts daily on the Catholic Culture website. The kind of work I do inspires me to read Leila’s posts daily. So we often discuss over dinner what each had to say. Quaint, really.
I really enjoyed this post by the Mister Lawler (aka The Chief, if you’re read Leila’s blog), a continuation of what Leila was already saying.
It was especially meaningful to me because apparently, when my mom told some of her friends that we were expecting Isaiah, a few of them said “Well, that’s because they’re Catholic.” Yes, right. Muslims, Protestants and atheists don’t believe in having more than one child. Only us nutter Catholics do that.
So it was a source of encouragement to read both of their perspectives on having children, and remind myself, there’s nothing crazy at all about having children. Duh.
So, just go ahead and read these two pieces. Enjoy them. And enjoy your kids.
One more thing: I think I’m going to use this phrase one of the commenters uses to the ubiquitous “are you done yet?” question (one of those delightfully intrusive questions people feel entitled to ask):
Heck no! You can’t take over the world with only two kids!