To those from large to very large families, what would YOU want to say to YOUR PARENTS and/or
What WERE you thinking!?! Oh, wait! You WEREN'T thinking; you were too busy in the backseat, bedroom, basement, hall closet and behind the barn!!
It seems that the average parent of large/very large families actually DO NOT CARE about their children at all.They are so in love with having children that they refuse to consider the ramifications of their actions on the other existing children.
Many people from large to very large families(6 & more children per family) including my parents, relatives, & cousins would be recriminating towards their parents. They would reproach their parents for being thoughtless, callous, uncaring, & selfish, even stupid. They would curse their parents for subjecting them to a childhood of socioeconomic poverty, scarcity & abject want.
They would question why their parents mindlessly had children without considering the ramifications upon their existing children. They would wonder why their parents were not prudent nor intelligent enough to use birth control, knowing that they were incapable of caring for a large number of children.
They would curse their parents because they were robbed of a normal childhood & adolescence. They would see their parents as parents in name only. They would hate their parents because their parents were seldom, if ever, involved in their lives. They would hate how they had to fend for, even support themselves from childhood while other children played. They also would hate how they were marginalized, even ostracized by other children because they did not have the things & opportunities that they never had.
They would realize that they had to endure little or no medical care, inferior quality nutrition, & wearing castoff clothing. Those who were the oldest would resent having adult responsibilities thrust upon them from childhood. They would resent being THE REAL parents of the family at a time when they should be enjoying their childhood. They would resent putting themselves ALWAYS LAST. Those who are middle children resent being totally overlooked & ignored. They would have to FIGHT to SURVIVE in their families or they would SINK.
The older children would hate their parents for being cast aside, even neglected as the parents feel that the older children no longer need them as the latter are seen as adults who can take care of themselves. The oldest especially would hate being constantly on 24/7/365 alert for their parents & younger siblings. A slave's life is heavenly compared to theirs. All would hate their parents for being SO IRRESPONSIBLE. They would say to their parents THANKS, MOM & DAD, YEAH, THANKS FOR NOTHING!
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