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Moms of Many November support thread - get out the turkey!

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Here's one for November!
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On the topic of turkey - I'm so excited to be celebrating American Thanksgiving this year! My family is coming up from the States. And I get real Thanksgiving dinner. My hubby is Lebanese, and we always celebrate with his family, and they do not eat traditional Thanksgiving dinner.
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P.S. I hope no one minds that I participate. I'm an aspiring mom of many (lol), and it's nice to conversate with people who don't think I'm crazy because I want a 3rd, 4th, 5th and...
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WHat is considered 'many'?
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Well, I only have five. Only. I have just gotten over feeling like a troop of circus clowns as one after the other climbs out of the van.

We had a lovely day here despite 3 colds.

Yes, there is laundry in the washer, dryer, hamper, and a basket of dirty towels awaits but the diaper pail is momentarily empty. I feel so needed.
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May I join? I almost have four babies, and my oldest is only five years old, so, I feel like I have a million. Is anyone a vegetarian mom of many? We are new to the veggie Thanksgiving, and while we'll probably have more traditional Thanksgivings at my in laws house and my mothers, at home we want to avoid the turkey. Any tips?
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What are your plans for Thanksgiving?

I am hosting dh's family. His parent will stay in a hotel and his brother here. They will all express disappointemnt with a vegetarian meal but will plan on coming again next year. They drive me nuts. Heck, the two things I that drive me to drink are Halloween and my in-laws. :
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WHat is considered 'many'?
I consider four many. 2-3 is the average number of kids nowadays, and the MoM places that have requirements for membership (GCM's Large Family board for example) starts out at four.

However, if you feel like you have many children, you're free to participate here.
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Hi MommyAnne, we cross-posted. I have a Charlotte and a daughter that was born in Feb.

As to veg Thanksgiving you will be surprised at where all the meat is - green beans, dressing, lard in the pie crust (esp if not homemade), bacon bits in the salad, broth in the mashed potatoes, etc. Not eating turkey is the easy part.
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Yeah- we have several moms of four (one still safely, quietly contained on the inside. Not contributing to the noise levels, laundry, clutter levels or any of the other associations with manydom) here. Including me.
Personally, after today, I feel the need to put the other three back inside too. It might hurt a bit, but it would be so worth it
Oh- no Thanksgiving here, but we have bonfire night, which is WAY cooler. Celebrating the Great British Anarchist.
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Is it to early for a mom of many christmas question? I hope not.

So how do you handle christmas gifts with lots of kids. When I only had 2 kids ( and before I knew better)I went crazy buying gifts at christmas. Now I want and need to keep christmas much more low key but I don't want my kids feeling like they are getting cheated because we (dh & I) chose to have lots of kids. Plus we are not really religous so how do I put more meaning into christmas without bring a whole lot of religion into it?
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Personally, after today, I feel the need to put the other three back inside too. It might hurt a bit, but it would be so worth it
Sorry to hear that

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Oh- no Thanksgiving here, but we have bonfire night, which is WAY cooler. Celebrating the Great British Anarchist.
Yay! Where we go they still burn the guy - here's a pic that ds1 took of him on top of the bonfire last year http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...t/IMGP1208.jpg
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Hi all. I'm a single mom with almost 4 kids. I still have one tucked inside too. My biggest worry about the baby is where he/she is going to sleep.
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What are your plans for Thanksgiving?
I am hosting Thanksgiving here because we don't have a car. I am cooking for my sister, her husband and their two kids, plus my mom and dad and goodness knows who else.

I'm sort of looking forward to it. I love cooking. I just hate cleaning.
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On the topic of turkey - I'm so excited to be celebrating American Thanksgiving this year! My family is coming up from the States. And I get real Thanksgiving dinner. My hubby is Lebanese, and we always celebrate with his family, and they do not eat traditional Thanksgiving dinner.
what do they serve?
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Well, I only have five. Only. I have just gotten over feeling like a troop of circus clowns as one after the other climbs out of the van.

that is so right on target!


I only have 4 and hang out here.


veggie Thanksgiving: have you checked out the veg forum on mdc? I'm sure there are archives and I bet they are talking about it now.


I thought I was hosting Thanksgiving for dh's side, but fil's girlfriend offered to cook. I'm leaning towards that.
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I hope I can join. I have five now and due any day with another. Six sounds so nice. I love even numbers of children! lol! There is not a single person I know in real life that has as many children as me and my husband do.

For christmas we always remember the spirit and a few religious aspects although our family is more spiritual than religious. I get a few gifts that they can all share- last year was a ps2 with dance,dance revolution and sing star games. those were a big hit! plus they did get a few personal gifts each. this year we are going for muzzy spanish as the big gift. they all want to learn spanish. i am also thinking about a big trampoline with net and maybe year passes to busch gardens since we live in driving distance and will only be about $45 each for a gift that gives the whole rest of they year and adds no clutter to the house!
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