I was reading this blog today http://www.4littlemenandgirlytwins.com/2009/11/you-know.html?success . She had the best post!
Raising a BIG family is not always as chaotic (yes it is !) as people think. I always say there is NEVER a dull moment! The best part is the look on someones face when you tell them how many kids you have....A look of pure horror or A look of true curiosity! Being a mom to many... I can be my own worst enemy. Picking and choosing my battles can make or break my sanity! The best way to keep that sanity... is to see the humor in all the things that living with many under one roof entails.
I would love to hear your "You know you are a BIG family when" comments!
You know you are a BIG family when....
...Your youth group ask to borrow your family transportation for an outing.
...While at Sams your asked "What company are you buying for?"
...When someone sees you in your 15 passenger van they ask what Day Care you work for.
...1 family pack of meat isn't enough.
...Laundry is never finished.
...You buy appliances yearly.
...The dishwasher runs 3 times a day...hence the yearly appliance replacement!
...You and your husband go grocery shopping for a date.
...The employees at the grocery store think you are an employee because you are there every other day.
...You inquire about group discounts before a family outing.
...Your asked if this is a family reunion when trying to take a family photo at the local park.
...You have a birthday party once a month.
Psalms 127: 3-5 (New King James)
3 Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD,
The fruit of the womb is a reward.
4 Like arrows in the hand of a warrior,
So are the children of one’s youth.
5 Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them;
They shall not be ashamed,
But shall speak with their enemies in the gate.