"The way I see it, if you have four kids, you don't really have to do anything else, ever. Three kids is a handful, but one that many people manage to hold. If you're a mother of four, you definitely don't have to have a career or volunteer for the school fundraiser or even bring an appetizer to the dinner party. In fact, people give you a lot of credit for wearing both earrings and knowing how to spell "chaos" and "anti-depressant." Four kids gives you a pass for every forgotten birthday, overlooked appointment, and missing form. Plus, you can be late for everything the rest of your life and never return phone calls. Who's gonna blame you?"
The people that have five kids, that's who. Can you imagine how the church, school system, and local economy would collapse if everyone with four or more kids in Utah quit doing anything at all? Good thing I'm friends with a lot of mothers of just three kids, so they can pick up my slack.