Lately I have become bluntly aware how unusual it is to have more than 2, 3, or even 4 children. I am expecting my 7th child and apparently it is acceptable for total strangers to comment on my lack of understanding of the use of birth control. I fully understand the mechanics of reproduction. It would be politically incorrect for me to degrade a mother of an only child or a woman who chooses to not have children but I am continually the butt of negative attention and jokes. I suppose if I were a member of a religious group that celebrated large families I would be able to find support in my community for my choice to mother many children. As of the present I do not belong to such a group. But I am a working professional with a graduate degree. My husband stays at home with the young children during the day. I suppose I am just a minority in my environment. I would welcome any comments from any mother who is in a similar situation.