Monday, January 11, 2010

You Know You Have a Large Family When . . .

* People ask you if you have two sets of twins. Or about your triplets. You don't have either.

* You get in line for a tour at a museum and they give you your own tour guide.

* You hear "You've got your hands full" at least three times every time you're out in public with your children.

* You start reading a story to one child and end up reading stories to three or four.

* You buy a family pass at a museum but have to pay extra to add all of your children.

* You DO have two sets of twins. And/or triplets.

* You don't fit into a normal minivan.

* You read the fine print on the "Kids Eat Free" offers.

* Everyone you know has less children than you do.

* You go to the grocery store and buy 36 bags of cereal at a time.

* Four pounds of bananas only lasts a day

* You make four dozen cookies and they're all gone the next day.

Anyone got some to add?

13 comments:

Karen said...

You count heads when shopping to make sure they're all still with you.

Your fridge, freezer and oven are industrial sized.

Emily said...

You get asked constantly "are they all yours?"

Jackie Parkes MJ said...

Love it!

Faith Imagined said...

I can't imagine!

Divagoddess said...

When you are asked... "You do know how they (pointing to the kids) are made... right?

joemel93 said...

When you are constantly asked, "Are y'all trying to catch up to that silly family on 19 and counting?"

BTW, we don't watch TV so it took me a while to figure out what they were talking about. LOL

HYUNJEONG said...

When your toddler can count more than 5... easily

Jake T said...

When you get into your 15 seater van and you have to say "count off!" to make sure you didn't leave anyone behind! Love the blog. thanks

Stacey Keller Thompson said...

sorry, the last comment was from me, but my son was signed in at the time. Another indication of a large family: you have to wait your turn to use the computer!

Laura said...

Most of these have held true for us! We've never been asked if our four boys were adopted because Dad and I are both redheaded!

My husband says people lose count after three. If you have four, to them, that's the same as six! What a blessing, though. My boys have loved growing up with a crowd!

Come on over for some mom encouragement and inspiration!

{Bobbi} said...

You have your own {fill in the blank} baseball team, rock band, soccer team. Heard it all! :)

The Pauls' Family said...

You don't even think twice about doubling or tripling a recipe...and having a few more people join your meal is no big sweat :)

Amanda said...

Amen, The Paul's Family! That is exactly what I was going to write!