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Tuesday, 3 October 2017

5 Reasons We Love Having A Larger Family

With four children we are now considered a larger family. Most people (probably the sensible ones) seem to stop after two, but we managed to fit four babies into a rather busy five years and most of the time we love it. It isn’t the right decision for everyone and I can’t tell you how many times I have heard the phrases ‘you have your hands full’ and ‘don’t you have a TV?’.


Here are my top 5 reasons why I love having a larger family.


1) The kids always have a friend. I think this one is especially for families like us with smaller age gaps. Most often my children play in pairs with the big two going off into an imaginary world and the smaller two finding something very noisy to entertain them. Living in close quarters means that of course they all fight, but having a larger family means they can go and find someone different to play with when it all gets too much. When the big two can’t agree, one will go off and play with Cora and the other with Finn which keeps things a bit more harmonious.


2) They learn to share. My sister works in childcare and she told me that her favourite children usually come from larger families. The children learn to share and take turns at such an early age because they have no choice. Mine have all learned to play pretend from very young and they are usually good at turn taking (most of the time anyway).


3) We get lots of use out of toys and clothes. We have clothes that have been worn by all four children and the beautiful wooden walker that my parents bought for Dylan’s first birthday has helped all four of my babies learn to walk. We see toys played with in so many different ways and I love seeing things being handed down.



4) Hopefully lots of visits as we get older. It’s a bit of a scary thought to think that one day we may be grandparents or even great grandparents but I hope that we always have a big family around us. I was brought up surrounded by aunts, uncles and cousins and I want my children and their children to be too. Should the worst happen to us, we’ve made sure we have life insurance in place so our children have the protection in place that they need if we can’t be there to look after them.


5) The perfect chaos. It may sound like an oxymoron but our home is loud, chaotic, messy and perfect. I love the constant babble, the different sounds of laughter and the colour that fills our home. Sometimes all I want is five minutes of peace but really, I wouldn’t have it any other way!




What is the perfect number for you? And if you have a larger family then what do you love about it?

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