Friday, January 15, 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?

17 comments:

April J. said...

So true, so true! When some one asks who's watching the kids and you name one person and they say "All of them?" with much surprise!

Dina said...

When you give someone one of your recipes, but then say, "But you'll want to cut that in half..."

Dina said...

When it becomes a game as to what month you will reach your medical deductible.

When "parent helping" means coordinating between 3 or 4 different schools....

This is a fun game! Okay, I'll stop now! :)

Natalie said...

We got the "two sets of twins?" question twice last time we were all out together. Nope. In their defense, we did have all of them in strollers...so it wasn't a crazy assumption. I only have the 4 so far, and that's not exactly a big family. So I can't add too much else yet.

Lisa6Kids said...

I can relate to almost all of those! lol

How about...

When the first family gets the flu and it takes two months to go through everyone.

Lisa6Kids said...

family *member*

Lisa6Kids said...

When you have to triple every recipe.

Stacey said...

I am laughing so hard because those are all so true!! I love the "are they ALL yours?" comments. I like so say things like, "No, I just thought it would be fun to take extra children shopping." So funny! I enjoyed chatting with you today and look forward to following your blog!

Mostly Diane said...

When you do 3 loads of laundry everyday, and the dirty laundry is still creeping up the wall.

When only 2 kids are making funny faces in your family portrait and you think it is a GREAT picture.

When you take up the entire large pews at church and a whole row in the movie theater (Dollar theater of course)

When it costs $20 to eat out at the McDonald's dollar menu and you feel like you did great.

When the librarian knows you and your kids by name because you check out 50 books every week.

When the teachers at school can't tell your kids apart.

When you call out 4 names every time you want one child.

When snack time takes an hour and unless your pantry is locked your kitchen is never cleaned for more than 10 minutes.

Wendy said...

I hate to say it... but I get the "So are you done having kids?"

Or better yet... how old is the youngest?? Isn't about time you have another one?

Mostly Diane said...

Just thought of one more:

When no matter who you meet, you have kids their kids ages. :)

famr_4evr said...

I can relate to all these. I must add that you know you have a large family when you have the cousins over and can't tell that there are more kids at your house. Even at snack time.

famr_4evr said...

When parent teacher conference is at 4 different schools.

I've gotten the
"So are you done having kids yet?"
and also the
"Do you want more kids?"
Or
"Mom, we should have triplet boys next"

Joy For Your Journey said...

Ah, you just need to move into our ward. Remember the family with nine kids? Well, her sister just moved in across from her. They have nine kids too! YOu would fit right in--after this birth and one more. :-)

Lisa6Kids said...

When your family takes up every single seat in Baskin Robbins and someone is still left s
standing.

Mama Rachel said...

... you go through the drive-through in your 15 seater van, and it takes ten minutes to relay the order. (And then they still ask "Is that everything?" LOL!)

... you run a full dishwasher three times a day.

... it takes seven out of the ten kids 20 minutes to unload the groceries, and another 30 to put them all away!

(I better stop now! *wink*)

Mary said...

There is no such thing as too many kids. You all make me laugh. ( and want a bigger family)

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