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April 24th, 2010, 07:18 PM
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children do you have to have in order to be considered a large family? I know it varies from family to family but what is the average? Thanks!
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April 25th, 2010, 05:34 AM
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Well, on this board - we have anywhere from 3 to 16 children to be considered a large family. According to justmommies it's four or more.
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April 25th, 2010, 07:34 AM
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Society has somehow 'mutated' into thinking that 3 is large and 4 or more is insane, lol! When dealing w/ people and situations in real life I feel like a large family but on this board I feel like I have a ways to go before I reach that status.
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April 25th, 2010, 11:22 AM
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Thanks ladies! I know in my family if you have 4 children, that is a huge family. My grandmother only had 3 children and thinks that is a lot (even though her mother had 7 children). I would love 4 or more children.
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April 25th, 2010, 12:22 PM
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I have eight, soon to be nine, seems normal to me, but I guess most people see me as insane.
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April 25th, 2010, 01:43 PM
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The more I have the smaller my family seems to me? If that makes sence. I don't think of me as having a large family but I guess by the looks I get sometimes I do.
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April 25th, 2010, 01:46 PM
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I don't know....is 11 considered large?? LOL!
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April 25th, 2010, 02:55 PM
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I think 4 is considered large in the area I live in.
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April 25th, 2010, 03:20 PM
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We will have 6 when this little one is born. I think most people considered us to have a big family at 4. It doesn't feel large to me but I suppose to someone who only has 2 kids it seems big.
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April 25th, 2010, 06:50 PM
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I know of only one other family in the area with 4, otherwise the standard appears to be 2!
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April 25th, 2010, 06:51 PM
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Thanks for all of the responses ladies! I can't wait to one day join this board.
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April 26th, 2010, 06:45 AM
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I consider 4 or more to be larger. 2 and 3 are average to me.
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April 26th, 2010, 11:20 PM
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I have friends who think two are unmanageable
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