You know you have a big family when....

An Essay By Jackie West // 10/1/2010

  

  People stare at you for a while and then come up and ask if you are Catholic or Mormon, or if any of them are multiples or are adopted.

  You have never had your own room.

  You know how to cook a full meal by the time you're a teenager.

  Your family has a big, white, 15-passenger van, plus two smaller cars.

  You can change diapers at ten.

  You can babysit by the time you're eleven or twelve.

  You have one regular computer and four to six laptops.

  You just know when your mom is pregnant before anyone else tells you.

  You clean the whole house every day.

  It's hard to agree on what music to listen to, 'cause everyone likes something different.

  You don't get your birthday meal with Dad because there's always someone in line before you.

  You celebrate three or four birthdays in less than two weeks at least twice a year.

 You can't agree on what to play because everyone wants to play something different.

  You argue over who gets to hold the baby, and you end up being last in line.  

  You have two siblings in college, two in high school, and three or four in elementary school (speaking from a homeschooler's point of view).

Comments

I really enjoyed this!

My family's not as big as yours, but I can definately relate! :D

little woman | Fri, 05/13/2011

The most astonishing thing about miracles is that they happen.
-G. K. Chesterton

I really enjoyed this!

My family isn't as big as yours, but I can definately relate! :D

little woman | Fri, 05/13/2011

The most astonishing thing about miracles is that they happen.
-G. K. Chesterton

:)

:)

Jackie West | Sun, 05/15/2011

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