Tuesday, August 26, 2008

When do we stop blaming familes on the state of the world?

So, today on MSN.com the "stars" have decided to discuss "When is a family too big?" Whatever. But, I find it ironic that the opposers of large families kept siting food and water shortages and environmental concerns as the reasons behind their opposition. Including calling people who have large families "selfish."

Now, please know I couldn't possibly care any less about what Lily Tomlin thinks about my family, but I would love to know how big her house is. Where is her house built? What are her utility bills? Does she have a pool? What does she drive? How often does she fly? How far? What does her menu look like? etc. etc.

The reality is that my family of soon to be 8 has a much smaller global footprint than my suburban friend who is in a family of 4. And I can guarantee that is waaaaayyyy smaller than Mary Wells.


julie said...

I have the urge to rant about this post but I wont waste my energy. Most "stars" are not very smart and only jump on a band wagon because it is the latest "it issue" of the moment. Very few do there own research and gather there own facts or opinions.

Bottom line. Don't waste your energy on those people. Your family is fabulous!!!!

PastorMac's Ann said...

OOoooo, I am so with you on this one. Makes me so mad!

Mel said...

Agree with Julie here. I linked to your blog yesterday saying you have contrbuted to my current cluckiness. Your family is awesome!

Simply-Mel said...

Amen sister. These flippin stars like to toot any horn thrown their way. Gives them exposure - Lily Tomlin hasnt been in a move for like, ever! Clearly she feels ranting on stuff she has no clue on will give her some cred.

Whatever. Rock on big families!

Bridgett said...

You said it better than I ever could...and, fyi, I deleted your comment because I took a look and remembered Trisha. But please, if you want to keep reading, feel free to post anonymously!