Friday, November 6, 2009

Lovers in a Dangerous Time, or Catholics don't like birth control

My maternal grandmother had seventeen children. My mom is the sixteenth. That is octo mom’s latest eight, plus John and Kate’s eight, plus Suri Cruise.

I literally cannot imagine having that many kids. She was pregnant for 12.75 years. I bet she stopped noticing that she was pregnant around the 14th. I bet sometimes one kid would pop into her head and she’d realize that she had completely forgotten that kid existed. I bet sometimes she really, really, really hated my grandfather. And you know what? She never ended up being taken care of by one of her kids when she was old. So, there goes that plan.

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