Ever wonder why some people have so many kids? I have four (ages 8, 5, 3, and 1) and in my experience, after announcing the 4th pregnancy, you start to get third degree from friends and strangers alike.
Did you want all these kids? (Um, of course.) Do you know how to prevent that? (Sure do.) You must have your hands full (Yup, and it’s the way I like it.) Are you crazy? (Possibly!)
But honestly, raising a large family has always been a dream of mine. And while it does come with its own set of challenges, being a mom to these four little ones has been the best thing that’s ever happened to me.
A few reasons I absolutely adore being a mom to many:
Having a big family has so many advantages! Click on through to read why I love my large crew…
Baby gear is an investment.
One way to make sure you get your money’s worth out of all that baby gear is to use it OVER AND OVER AGAIN!
Because cuddling is the best.
Being a mom to many means that at any moment of the day, someone needs a snuggle and some extra love. Who could argue with that?
Sharing is expected and mandatory.
Kids that grow up in large families learn how to share at a very young age. When it comes to toys, most everything is communal. I’m guessing my children will make awesome college roommates someday!
Siblings make the perfect playmates.
Many siblings means every morning you wake up to a built-in playdate!
Have a blast at the park!
Having many siblings means there’s always someone to push a swing, play catch with, or climb the jungle gym with!
After two, it's all the same!
Go ahead, add more chaos (and fun) to the tribe! You’ll barely notice just one (or three) more…
Time to celebrate!
I’ve never once turned down a piece of birthday cake. Having many children means tons of opportunities to blow out the candles and dive into dessert.
You always have enough people to play a game.
Ever try to play duck, duck goose with just two people? Having many siblings means there is always someone willing to play a game with you.
Never a dull moment.
While more kids might mean more time spent at home, it will never be boring! Parenting many kids means every day is an adventure, regardless of what you do.
Whistle while you work...
When the whole family pitches in, chores and projects get done in a snap!
Belly laughs all day long.
Somebody is always doing something silly, or learning a new trick. Never a boring moment while raising lots of kids!
Are they all yours?
While out and about with your big family, you’ll always have a conversation starter. Yes, I have four kids…