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Old 07-28-2012, 07:07 PM   #21
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Re: What makes big family?

I consider us having a big family with 4. Maybe it's because I had them all in 4.5 years though.

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Old 07-28-2012, 07:22 PM   #22
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Re: What makes big family?

My mother had 7 kids and I never considered us a big family. Including my step brothers and my dads kids we were a total of 12. I did consider that big. I would consider it big if you have at least 8 kids maybe more.
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Old 07-28-2012, 07:29 PM   #23
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Why does it matter so much? I was an only child so anything over 1 is big to me...and to my mom i dont understand the need to define family size - big, little its all 'family'. Its just another way to mommy war (I do know people that base their self worth, or at least some of it, on how well they think they handle their family size (ie *I* went to the store with ALL four kids today, insert puffed out chest here lol)....12 kids does not mean a 'better mom' nor does 1 child mean a 'lesser' mom). Kids are not a status symbol. Can you tell I hate threads like this

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Old 07-28-2012, 07:32 PM   #24
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Re: What makes big family?

Well I think that 6 makes a big family... Only because we're about to have 6 and will outgrow our minivan

I suppose compared to most families, our 5 is a lot too. I do know a lot of families with 4.
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Old 07-28-2012, 08:20 PM   #25
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Well I think that 6 makes a big family... Only because we're about to have 6 and will outgrow our minivan

I suppose compared to most families, our 5 is a lot too. I do know a lot of families with 4.
I think you just hit the nail on the head - your family is 'big' when you have used up all of your available bAsic resources (rooms, cars, etc) and would need more if you were to keep expanding. Because honestly, a family with 2 children is going to be 'big' for a studio apartment...its all relative with no right or wrong answer (so why bother asking I say lol). Hehe.
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Old 07-29-2012, 02:48 PM   #26
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Re: What makes big family?

I have 4 which some people seem to think makes a big family but it doesn't feel like it to me.
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Old 08-12-2012, 11:56 AM   #27
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Around here, if you have more than two kids people seem to think you're nuts. I have three and get comments on my big family!

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Based on the comments we got after announcing #4 I think people around us think 4 is considered "big". That being said all of our friends have 0-2 kids.
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I would say, in my mind, 5 kids would be a big family. BUT, with triplets, I would think that would be the exception, lol.

I think 5 kids is a big family.
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