company, or crowd?

Is three kids considered a lot of kids? I never have thought it was, but I am getting the impression that I may be wrong about that. I mean, my dad had 10 kids and he didn't seem to think that was too many (although he did manage to abandon all 10 at some point and only paid minimal child support for 4 of them, and I suppose the welfare departments in Philadelphia and Delaware thought that 10 of his bastard children on welfare and Medicaid and free school lunch was an awful lot), and if you sit back and look at this rationally, the odds are in my favor of having slightly more children. You see, I have been participating in baby-making activities for 12 years, 4 months, 12 days and about 2 1/2 hours (yes, I know the date. And time. I was not drunk and I happened to start off with a boy who I liked quite a bit and who had recently put a surprisingly large diamond on my finger, so back off.) I spent a good deal of my early twenties doing little else, to be perfectly honest, and was not always willing to be bothered with such silly things as birth control (let me state again that my father had ten children. Birth control was not something he instilled the need for in us.) So statistically, after 12 plus years of doing what the lord intended us to do, most of that with a startling carelessness, I think that only making three children is reasonable. Perfectly acceptable, really. Admirable, I dare say.

So why is it that when I was talking to the travel coordinator about my move she felt the need to say, "Well, it's a good thing for you that the movers are packing all of your things for you, what with all those kids you have."