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October 29th, 2006, 12:46 PM
ShawnaCAN's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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1. What qualifies as a "large" family?

2. How many kids do you have and what to you drive?
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October 29th, 2006, 03:24 PM
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To me... a large family is any family with 4 or more kids

I have 4 kids now and a 5th arriving sometime in January. We drive a Town & Country LXI
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October 29th, 2006, 03:39 PM
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LOL I thing BIG is any more then 1 lol no I think like the first poster after 4 kids it is a big family. I don't think I will actually be classified as a big family since baby #4 is no where in site but boy oh boy do I ever feel like I have a big family sometimes!

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October 29th, 2006, 03:53 PM
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Hmmm...well, before I had 3 kids, I used to think that 3 or 4 was big and anything else was HUGE. LOL! Now that I have 8, I guess I put "big" at around 6 or 7 and HUGE at 10+.

The other day my girls went to spend the night at their grandparents and we just had the 3 boys and the baby. I was thinking how quiet and easier everything was with such a small bunch. I wouldn't change my 8 for the world, though. It left me with kind of a naked feeling to only have half of them around.

DH drives a Suburban and I drive a 12 passenger van.
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October 29th, 2006, 04:21 PM
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a large family is 4 or more children

i have 5

i drive a small station wagon which i hate so i will be trading for a van next year
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October 30th, 2006, 10:32 AM
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4 or more is a large family to me (after 8 it's supersized lol)

We drive a chevy venture van, it seats 7, but we are getting one this week that seats 8 (for taking a friend along, not to fit another baby).
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October 30th, 2006, 08:20 PM
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I always considered 5 or more a big family but that might be because my mom had 4 of us and now me and my sister have 4 as well as my cousin.

We drive a Dodge Caravan

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October 31st, 2006, 06:09 AM
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I think anything over 4 to be a bigger family while 7 or 8 to be large and over 10 to be huge.

We have 5 kiddos and I drive a suburban and dh drives and extended cab truck his can seat 6.

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November 2nd, 2006, 08:42 AM
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I guess I would say 5 and over to be large, but given the UK national average anything over 1.3 is technically larger than average nowadays lol!

We have 4 cars ( ): a 12-seater Landrover defender that fits everyone, an 8 seater Toyota Previa that fits most of 'em, my Jaguar XJ6 that I use during the day when I only have 2 with me, and dh's vintage lightweight ex-military landrover (that has no seats in it apart from the driver and passenger....and gives a whole new meaning to the word 'uncomfortable' )

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November 2nd, 2006, 10:02 AM
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4 or more

We have a suburban (seats 8), windstar van (seats 7) and a F350 (seats 5).
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