Friday, October 21, 2011

You know you're a Big family when...

I found a cute list about big families.  Some are not that cute, but number 4 was so true for us.  We brought Jonah home from the hospital 5 days earlier than Josh.  This kids were fighting over him.  I was so looking forward to bring Josh home to stop the arguing about who gets to hold a baby.  ha ha 

I think I am going to have to write my own list.  This is fun.  I bet mine would be funnier.  ha ha 

Top 10 Reasons You know you're a Big Family

1. life around your family never seems boring or dull.
2. it takes a wonderfully long time to hug and kiss everybody.
3. people ask, "Are they all yours?"
4.  one of your children looks wistfully at the newborn and asks you, "Can't you have another baby           really soon? I hardly get to hold this one because everybody else is taking turns."
5. your children never run out of playmates among their siblings
6. people say, "Wow! How do you manage?"
7. people ask you if you've ever accidentally left any of your children behind
8. supposed "family size" food portions seem awfully small
9. you are vastly amused at much modern parenting advice, realizing that it is unnecessary, impossible, impractical, or simply silly to try to apply it in a large family setting
10.  you and your husband laugh, "And to think that when we got married, we wanted only four children!"
11.  you start counting your children when you're out in public
12.  you realize that few houses are designed with your family in mind
13. everything you buy is in bulk
14.  you outgrow your mini-van
15.  you've forgotten what it's like to be alone anywhere else but in the bathroom  (and not always there)
16.  you have at least three bunk beds set up in your home
17.  people ask, "Don't you get overwhelmed?"
18.  whenever you set your dining table, it looks like it used to look when you were expecting lots of company
19.  you've heard "Don't you know what causes that?" more times than you'd care to remember
20.  almost everyone you know has less children than you do
21.  it seems as if you pack more stuff going on a short trip than some people pack when moving their entire household sometimes wonder what on earth mothers with only two children do with all their spare time
23.  people count the number of your children out loud when you're in public


Spencer said...

We only have 6 and fit half of these...

Sharla said...

We "only" have 7 kids, but I can relate! I had my own "you know you have a big family when..." moment last week when I went to speak at a church and was sitting in a pew with my five youngest kids and one of the pastors came over and asked if we were a Sunday School class!!!

I came over from the blog hop (but can't figure out how to comment on that post) and wanted to say that I really enjoyed reading your story. You have a beautiful family!