We are a large family. Two adults and four kids is considered out of the ordinary in our society, even though more and more families are outside of the two adults, 2 kids, white picket fence stereotype from the 1950s. We face many challenges, from finding a hotel to comfortably sleep 6 people, to what size cars to drive (we drive a Ford Explorer and a Ford Freestar). Our family:
Uses more toilet paper in a week than I care to count;
Goes through a gallon of milk every other day;
Has to take two vehicles to a hockey rink if more than 2 of our kids is playing that day;
Is never, ever caught up on laundry;
Eats through two loaves of bread in three days;
Has more unmatched socks than matched socks;
Has to use a large LL Bean bag to bring all the books home from the library;
Has so much schoolwork piled up on the counter it’s unusable;
Runs the dishwashers twice a day most days;
Rarely has leftovers;
Uses 16 eggs to make scrambled eggs and eats it ALL;
Will probably never be able to afford a trip to Disneyworld.
If you’re a large family, do you share some of these confessions? If you aren’t a large family, do you have questions about what it’s like to be part of a large family? Ask away!