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family week: family size


Let's talk for a moment about family size. I'm part of a big family, or at least what many people refer to as a big family. There are six kids, for a total of eight people who live at our house. This does not seem like a lot of people to us, because we're used to it. When I cook, I cook lots of food, and have a hard time with small quantities. To me, this is normal.
Family Size
Now, I know that we are different from most families, but is it so strange to have this many people in a family? Is it crazy that most family-size packages will barely take care of half of us? Perhaps. But I'm good with that.

Now, tell us about your family. Are there a lot of you? Or just a couple?

14 comments:

  1. There's a lot of us :) We have 5 children and love it!! (and a cat and 2 puppies just to add to the mix!)

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  2. In my family we are 4, me, my sister, mum and dad. We also have two tortoise. So we are 6. :D

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  3. growing up- 6 of us total, but now it's just me and the hubs!

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  4. Mom, dad, two other sisters & an "adopted" sister (one of my good friends) living with the fam...so six when we're all home from college!

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  5. I'm the 4th of 8 children, plus my grandmother lived with us from before I was born until she died when I was 17, so that made us a family of 11. Of the 8 of us, 6 of us are married and have this many children in order: 11, 14, 3, 4, 11, 7 ...I'm the slacker with only 3 children!

    Nothing better for children than siblings!

    MGM

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  6. he he - right now, it's me & mister husband, but I have a one-year younger sister and then our parents *both* remarried, so I have one younger brother one each side (8 & 12), and then my sis has a little guy who's 5. lol. Complicated? A little. That makes 9 of us altogether, but of course we're not under one roof. :)

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  7. Which portion of my family? lol

    When I lived with my dad there were 5 of us - Dad, stepmom, stepbrother, sister, and me. When I lived with my mom there were 4 of us - Mom, stepdad, sister, me. But now I'm engaged and count myself as family with my fiance, so it's just 2 of us.

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  8. Right now it's just the 4 of us. Myself, the hubs, and our 2 children. We are praying for more though! We are in the midst of adopting right now as a matter of fact!

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  9. It started with the "original five" then a couple of us got married. Then there were seven. I love my family they are my very best friends. We hang out on the weekend, vacations, church. Basically everywhere. I am so blessed that God gave me such an awesome group of people "to do life" with.

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  10. In my little family, I have four- hubs, me and my two munchkins, adriana and ryland <3

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  11. Anonymous5:55 PM

    My husband and I havve six kids, three still at home, and I am second of eight children.

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  12. Anonymous12:17 AM

    I thought it would be two in an empty nest,but the babies now have their own mates and babies and our family has grown - we spend several days a week together - 13 in all

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  13. My husband and I have a 2-year-old, so our family is pretty small, but we are house-parents for Florida Baptist Children's Home, and so our "family" also includes 6 foster boys!

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  14. I have a small family. The Beard, the Bird, and I. I come from a small family. Parents, Brother, Me. But we are from a large family: 60+ cousins and all the Aunts and Uncles and everyone else to boot. I prefer to keep it small. I do better in intimate settings :)

    xoxo
    Janee
    yellowbirdyellowbeard.blogspot.com

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