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    Those with (or from) large families

    How do your kids (or you) feel about having so many siblings.
    I know the definition of large varies with each person, but for arguments sake say 5/6 kids or more.



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    I'm from 4 and have 4. The only time it's a big issue is when traveling.
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    That and going out to eat- have to wait for "the big table".
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    See I have 4 now and both dh and I are one of 3, but I worry about how much the dynamics would change for the boys with each extra child I add to the family.


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    I think it will vary from family to family. It depends on that families particular finances and such. If they were already stretched thin and then added another it would be more detrimental to the other kids. It could also affect them in a non monetary fashion...has the family been doing a good job dividing time up between kids already? Are they all getting what they need for support whether in health, school, friends etc. I think if the parent feels truly capable of providing for another and has a good sense if their kids are happy then the children will be more okay with more siblings. Bear in mind some kids will oppose siblings no matter how many they have and then it's a case of the parents are the deciding factor and you try to acknowledge the childs feelings but in the end...it isn't up to them.
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    You figure it out.

    YOU will be very busy regardless. My oldest 2 are involved in sports so we are in the car a lot. Weekends are quite busy. My husband HAS to be VERY involved or we could not function.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nuthinbutpink View Post
    You figure it out.

    YOU will be very busy regardless. My oldest 2 are involved in sports so we are in the car a lot. Weekends are quite busy. My husband HAS to be VERY involved or we could not function.
    This is why I desire a larger family! I only hope we can be busy and feel fulfilled as a family that works together and helps each other, stays involved together!
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    My oldest 2 are always in and out to sports etc and hubby helps a lot. Money wise we have enough to have another with out being stretched too thinly. I feel ATM we divide our time well. But I am also a worrier lol


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    I mentioned to 2 other mums today about ds1 being moody lately and they both kind of implied it was because of the youngest/because there is 'so meant' of them now.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosie85 View Post
    This is why I desire a larger family! I only hope we can be busy and feel fulfilled as a family that works together and helps each other, stays involved together!
    I'm not sure "fulfilled" is the right word!!! Overwhelmed is more like it!
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