Tuesday, March 8, 2011

I Always Wanted To Be a 50's Housewife

I secretly not so secretly wouldn't hate walking around in heels and pearls while I vacuum and cook meals. I kind of like the idea of being home with kids and raising them while my husband "brings home the bacon". Don't get me wrong, I'm not pro-misogyny and against woman working... but I don't apologize for the way God made me. Watching Barbara Billingsley portray June Clever kind of gives me a warm fuzzy feeling...

I'm sure several people think I need to get my head examined.

Do you want to know the only way I would agree with that group of people? If I wanted to follow in the footsteps of the first wife of Feodor Vassilyev.

I thought it would be fun for the 100th Anniversary of International Woman's Day to share the supposed story of a woman from Russia. All we really know for sure is her husband's name. However, Mrs. Feodor apparently holds the Guinness Book of Worlds Records for having the most children. 69. Do you need to see that again?? 69!! That's a lot of babies! 

The story goes (or so I learned at a baby shower this weekend) that the Mrs. had a total of 27 births that included 16 sets of twins, 7 sets of triplets and 4 sets of quadruplets... and that was in the 1700's; way before the invention of Clomid! And I know... women in the 1700's lost a lot of children in infancy. But Mrs. Feodor? 67 of them survived past that stage. 

Imagine feeding that family!

1 comment:

Kristy Langstraat-Bolte said...

That is seriously a lot of babies!!!! OUCH!