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June 3rd, 2014, 04:03 PM
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To the lady ashamed of being pregnant with her fourth | Tales from the Mommy Trenches

So I had to share
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June 4th, 2014, 09:19 AM
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I like the story!

I dont understand why the person thought she was ashamed though?
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June 13th, 2014, 12:46 AM
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Amira, I think because of how she answered the question. Most people are very unaccepting of anything over 2, and especially over 3. Then, it seems, once you get past 5 or so, they just start assuming you're crazy and ponder about how many you're going to pop out and when you're going to start a reality show.
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June 19th, 2014, 04:53 AM
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I liked the paragraph about how people tend to have this weird obsession over whether kids in large families are planned or not. That has been my main experience, I haven't really experienced an awful lot of the condolences or made to feel bad, but people do seem interested in my family planning intentions, and it's quite a personal thing to express curiosity over. After all, you are essentially asking someone (in some cases, a stranger) about their sex life. Weird.
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