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March 7th, 2011, 06:10 AM
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Just curious!

I always seem to consider the number above me to be a mega family. When I had 4, I thought it was 5. Had 5 and then thought it must be 6. Now I'm having 6 and I'm convinced that 7 must be the mega family number, lol!
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March 7th, 2011, 07:13 AM
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I think maybe 10 and up??
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March 7th, 2011, 09:05 AM
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Yah more than 10 is MEGA!
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March 7th, 2011, 09:07 AM
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Here's one site's definition

Definition:

A Mega Family is one which feels that a 15 passenger van isn't quite roomy enough.

A Mega Family has more than one of any major appliance.


A Mega Family looks at school buildings and churches and thinks what a great home they'd make with just a little remodeling.

A Mega Family often has children with more than one set of birth parents.

A Mega Family never takes the leaves out of the dining room table, and sometimes has more than one table.
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March 7th, 2011, 09:11 AM
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I would say 10 and up definitely
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March 7th, 2011, 09:13 AM
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Very cute.....We have 5 deep freezers, so I find that one funny

I'm not sure what the number is. I know we have the most kids in a family in ou church, the next biggest is 5 kids...we will have 9 in the fall. At our homeschool coop, we are also the biggest, the next one is also5....so compared to them I guess we are. They all think so. But I look at families with 12 or so and, that's huge! But the number doesn't seem as crazy as before all the kiddos kept coming
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March 7th, 2011, 09:59 AM
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Is mega family one step above large family?

If so I say 7 and up. Only because it's not uncommon to meet large families of 4, 5, or 6 kids but anything above that gets the wow factor. Case in point: my high school forum...there are several ladies with 5 kids but it seems like no big deal. The one mom who has 7 gets a ton of attention.
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March 7th, 2011, 04:45 PM
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We have 2 refrigerators, because we drink so much milk. I figure it's cheaper than buying a cow LOL

I'd have to say anything more than 10 is a mega-family.
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March 7th, 2011, 09:32 PM
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We're pretty mega up here where having three is considered freakishly large--people don't like being "inconvenienced" by more than two kids in the area we live in right now, too much money
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