In August, we had our fourth child Zeke.
Since moving from 3 to 4 kids, our life is now a constant lesson on learning how to balance and raise these children.
One HUGE thing we have learned is that most people we come in contact with, can’t comprehend having 4 kids. (And to think, 4 isn’t THAT many!). It’s always so fascinating to me, the response I get when I tell someone I have 4 kids. The typical replies include: ”How do you do it?” or “Did you say 4?” ”Are you done?”. We even have family members who make off handed comments in regards to our family size. I guess in the world we live in – larger families just aren’t the norm.
With a large family, (like all things) there are ups and downs and then there are things that are just different.
Here are 20 Things We Have Learned About Having a Large Family
Having 4 kids is WORK. This work maybe work that you don’t understand, but it’s work that my husband and I love. We are so thankful for each of these little people. Each brings so much joy to us, I can’t imagine what life would be like if we had stuck to 1, 2 or 3.
Our biological family will have 6 (unless God blesses us with a vasectomy baby, ha!). Who knows what the future holds as these little ones grow. Maybe we will adopt in the future, or become foster parents. God only knows, but for now – we’re doing our best to be the best for our 4.
There are several of you with large families and I want to know, what is your favorite thing about having MANY kids?
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