Monday, October 24, 2011

What No One Told Me

People ask lots of questions about having a "big" family. Things like, "how are you going to have time for them all?" and "how are you going to buy them all cars and send them to college?"

What I have discovered though, is that neither one of those things are that big of a deal.
They can share rooms. They can share cars. They don't need everything.

They are individuals, and as individuals, they naturally get individual attention.
They demand it. When I list my kids out: Deacon, Roman, Lincoln and Berean it doesn't seem like that many. They are so different. 4 different people.
Instead people should be asking me, "how do you keep track off all the dental appointments?" "how do you wash all the clothes?"
and "how do you manage so many schedules and paperwork?"

But they don't ask those things.
Even they know, those things are just details.


Navigating the Mothership said...

Nice posr. Those first questions are shockingly rude!!

Navigating the Mothership said...

Ack! I meant it was a nice posT!

Karla said...

I enjoyed reading your posts that I missed when I was gone...loved the pictures of that sweet baby girl! Can't wait for the pictures of the new rooms, etc!

Foster said...

I am working on a post with all the questions people with more than two kids get. My favorite is "Are they all yours?" Let me know if you have any other good ones.