April 16, 2011 5:50 PM

Obama flummoxed by man w/10 kids at Town Hall

I somehow missed this last week - meaning no one sent it to me! - which shows you how dependent I am on you all for tips :)

Elizabeth - a homeschooling mom of 9, or is it 10 yet? - sent it this morning, along with her Open Letter to Obama which those of you with big families are sure to enjoy!

Saturday, April 16, 2011
An open letter to President Obama

Dear Mr. President,

At a recent town hall meeting, you discovered that a man had 10 children.  Since this obviously came as a shock to you, I feel it is time to let the cat out of the bag.  You see, he is not the only one.  All over this country are hundreds, if not thousands, of families with 8, 9, or 10 children. Some even have more.  I'm sorry to have to break the news to you so abruptly, but it's time to come clean about this.

It is understandable that you (and many others) didn't know, because those of us with larger families have been working diligently to keep the information under wraps.  We have done our best to blend in with the rest of society.  If you saw one of us walking down the street (without our children, of course), you would never guess how many little ones we have at home.  We look like everyone else.  We have jobs, we own homes, and some of us have managed to collect a variety of degrees from colleges and universities.  The females among us even go so far as to wear shoes!  (We figured that the whole barefoot-thing would be too much of a tip off.)

And yes, we drive vehicles.. . .

Continue at Ordinary Time, and you might want to check out Elizabeth's house tour.  It's pretty much one-of-a-kind.

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Yeah, I'm waiting fot that hybrid van! Either way, person per gallon of potential transportation, my mini-van (and probably folks with full sized vans too) are more efficient in persons transportation to fuel consumption ratios, just as we are when it comes to household energy consumption ratios.

Posted by: Angoraknitter | April 17, 2011 7:47 PM

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