Any other large families here?
this is #4 for us. "large" by some standards - not for others :) but we will need a new car. Not very happy about that. We have 3 in a row which is not fun b/c the youngest is RF and needs to be in the middle spot. She gets bored and my 5 year old antagonizes her. I don't even know where to begin! We've never gotten a car loan, but it might be necessary. I browsed our local craigslist and the cheapest minivan listed that could be a consideration - was a 2003 Honda at 10k.
on the bright side it isn't urgent to figure this out, but I would love to start benefiting from breaking my kids up ASAP :)
Glad I'm not the only one playing musical carseats! LOL I had a random memory of taking my girls to Goodwill just after I started this job (having money after so long without was such fun I went clothes shopping at Goodwill almost every pay period, lol). An older, likely either conservative or mennonite couple (the woman had long hair in a bun, long denim skirt, not a common look around here), was getting into a 12 passenger van next to us. My oldest, then 7, said "Wow mom, their van is bigger than ours!" I laughed as I was loading us all in and said "Yep, if we get blessed with anymore kids, we'll have a big van like that, too!" The woman just gave me the warmest smile ever and looked so happy and told me I had a beautiful family.
That's really sweet. I love stories like this- they're a nice change from all the "You've got your hands full!" remarks.
We're expecting #4, but this is my 7th pregnancy, so feels like a lot at this point :) I was raised the youngest of two, then when I turned 21 I met my bio family and found 5 younger siblings who welcomed me with open arms as the oldest of 6 so I can play the big family and small family card :)
People around here usually have two, and three is considered a lot. There are bigger blended families around, sometimes with a wider age span, but we don't know anyone else with 4 younger kids all from the same mom and dad.
I'm really happy though and feel like this will be the perfect balance to our family:)
This is number 5 for me! But it's different because my oldest 2 are 17 and 19 and don't live with me anymore. The next 2 are 9 and 7. Everyone will have a birthday before baby is born.:)
thank god i don't have to get a bigger vehicle!
I have always gotten comments about having 4 kids so I just can't wait to be showing and have random people ask me.."Is this your first baby"? ... Um no...my fifth... :) CAN'T WAIT!!!
Expecting number 4. I guess we're in between rather than large?
To big families we're not accepted as being a large family but to those 2 children and done families we are considered to have so many kids. (at least in my area these are the general reactions)
Personally I felt like a big family at kid number 2 (I was a sheltered only child)
Very excited and definitely not done breeding yet