6 kids (2 boys and 4 girls) -- most Trads look down on me for having too few, but I was 32 and my wife 29 when we got married
I know, and I am extremely critical of such poor excuses for Trads. Some Trads need to learn how to MYOB (Mind Your Own Business). Being open to life, avoiding birth control and NFP, and having 9+ children are NOT synonymous.In fact, being open to life and having as many children as physically possible are also not synonymous.
The Duggars are an example of the latter. Mrs. Duggar didn't do much breastfeeding, since that negatively affects a woman's fertility. Some women are completely infertile while they full-time breastfeed. And yet, breastfeeding is natural, designed by God, and therefore what's best for the baby. I would even say that breastfeeding your baby is God's will in most cases.
Anyhow, these Pharisaical Trads also need to learn basic manners and what is socially acceptable behavior: because, frankly, some atheists and pagans have them beat.
The phrase "socially retarded" comes to mind.
Some Trads embrace the Trad package because it means being contrarian, so they can rub it in the world's face. They actually enjoy
being a sign of contradiction to the Modern World. That can be a good starting point for spiritual growth, but it can also be a starting point for narcissism and pride. Hint: when you compare the size of your family to others, as though it's a contest, you're not on the right path.