Seven daughters and 10 sons just wasn't enough for Arkansas couple Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar. Just in time for Mother's Day, the busy parents announced they're expecting their 18th child. Their oldest, Josh, is 20, and youngest, Jennifer, is 9 months old. Here, the family celebrates Jennifer's birth last August.
Click here for the Today Show announcement and appearance
I admit it, hyper-sensitivity (resulting from both timing and hormones) on my part is just really letting loose with all types of nasty thoughts relating to the purposeful timing of this announcement by this family. However, the more curious parts of my brain are letting loose with all sorts of questions like:
How does a home-schooling mother of 17 children even have the time, energy, privacy or desire to even, ahem, be in the "position" of creating another one?
Don't get me wrong, the unemotional, non-infertile side of me finds them to be very sweet, loving and well-spoken people. And I firmly believe that people should be able to have whatever size family they desire, as long as the children are loved and well cared and provided for, as these children are.