Welcome to a day in my life. I can't guarantee that this will be an exciting read for anyone. My life is filled with all the mundane activities of a stay-at-home-mom just trying to raise her three sons to be the best men they can be.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Thirteen Reasons why it's good to grow up in a big family

1. You're never lonely.
2. You have instant friends. You never need to worry that there's no one to play with. No matter where the family goes, the playmates go too.
3. There's always someone to blame for something you did.
4. There's always someone who will trade you your peas for their carrots
5. Life is never boring. There's always activity going on.
6. You learn at a young age how to get along with different people and personalities.
7. You learn how to help each other out and that you need each other, as parents have less time to spend with each child individually.
7. There's lots of support in times of need. (this is more true now then when we were kids.)
8. You know how to share.
9. You know that life isn't all about you.
10. You learn to appreciate your sisters' clothes because you know that in two years, they will be yours.
11. You know how to shower in five minutes.
12. Everynight feels like a slumber party.
13. Gowing up you loved watching the Brady Bunch and could totally relate (except the parents didn't look frazzled enough!)

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  1. Sounds like alot of fun! I always thought it wouldve been great to have been in a large family like that!!

  2. So that's what I missed by being an only child... :)

  3. Good list. When I was a kid I sometimes envied my friends who had lots of siblings.

  4. #3 cracked me up...nice!

  5. There were five of us, I married a man that was one of five, and I gave birth to five.

    Holidays, are the best for large families!

  6. Anonymous3:19 PM

    Great list. :) I guess there is something to be said for big families. :)

    Happy T13. :)

  7. I agree, big families are the best!

    Thanks for stopping by my 13.

    Have a great Thursday.

  8. First of all, have to say that I love your format (check out mine and you'll see why)!

    This is a great list. I have my three plus watch my niece and nephew full-time. Oh, and did I mention they're all under five?

    Where ever we go, I try to remind myself of some of the things on your list. :)


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