What do you consider a large family?

Discussion in 'Large Families' started by IndiMom, Mar 16, 2008.

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What does "large family" mean to you?

  1. 3 or 4 children

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    11.9%
  2. 5 or 6

    91 vote(s)
    67.9%
  3. 7 or 8

    19 vote(s)
    14.2%
  4. 9 or 10

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    5.2%
  5. 11 or 12

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  6. 13 or more

    1 vote(s)
    0.7%
  1. TulaneMama

    TulaneMama countdown mode

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    :lol: oops! that was definately a typo!!! 3, with the possibility of a 4th LATER!!!! LOL!
  2. Sunflower_Momma

    Sunflower_Momma "Christian"

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    Yeah, I figured not right now. Um, because you'd be starting to show. Well, unless you've been having a secret affair you haven't told me about. :lol:
  3. Momof6

    Momof6 Amity's Focus Member

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    As a family with 6, I don't see "large family" until there are 10 or more children.
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    9 or 10 will go slightly high.. but it depends over u r family planning..
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    anniep78 New Member

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    When I see a family with 4 or more I think it`s a large family.
  6. tarablesue

    tarablesue ~PeAce~

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    Yeah this. I get CRAZY looks when I am out with all mine, and yeah I guess when I see other moms with 4 ( or more) I even think to myself, "and I thought my hands were full":lol: I couldn't imagine having more, but I adore those who are so blessed.
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    Gabriella New Member

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    I'm one of six and I've always considered myself to be from a large family.
    Myself, along with two others are adopted so my parents have 3 blood children.
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    I have 4, and it doesn't feel like a big family unless we are out in public and I am trying to get them to behave. I know other people in our area perceive us as having a big family though.
  9. Mama2miracles

    Mama2miracles Active Member

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    5. I have 5 and people comment a lot on so many kids. But then I jumped from 3 to 5 kids and that was when it was "wow - you have a lot of kids". Didn't ever have just 4 for comparison though.
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    purplehaze New Member

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    I think anything over 5 children is a large family.
  11. Tremor Christ

    Tremor Christ Amity's Focus Member

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    Awwww looking at the date on this, I still had 8 kids :(
    This is kind of OT but for those that have lost a kid, when people ask how many kids you have what do you say? I don't want to leave Eleanore out but when I say 8 kids then say my oldest is 22 and lives on her own and one of our twins passed away, I get oh I'm so sorry and then they ask what happened. I find myself going into TTTS and then having to explain that, and well sometimes I just don't want to.
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    Barb Moderator Staff Member

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    hrm, there are 7 of us in my house and that seems big to me lol
  13. Mama2miracles

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    I have 5 kids and around here that is very unusual as most people have 1 or 2 - maybe 3.
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    golden Active Member

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    Hugs to you, Mindi. You will always be the mama to eight children.

    Can you say that? How many kids do you have? I am mama to 8 kids!
  15. chrissymama

    chrissymama Amity's Focus Member

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    Oh Mindi. Yeah, I would just say "8" and leave it at that unless you want to give more details. :hug:
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    amyorama Amity's Focus Member

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    I am so sorry Mindi.

    I would say I have eight kids too. You dont have to explain anything.
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    Mindi - (((hugs))) - big (((hugs))) - What Chrissy said. 8, and then just explain if you feel like it.
  19. Tremor Christ

    Tremor Christ Amity's Focus Member

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    Yeah I could just leave it at that. Sometimes though I get looks when I say 8 and they say 8 KIDS!! How can you handle 8 kids? And I feel like I need to explain some of them away. I don't know why. I need to proudly say YES I have 8 kids!

    Thanks you guys! :D

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