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Why I Love Having 5 Kids

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Our family has five children. I birthed four of them and they live at home and my step son lives with his Grandma. I am proud to have a big family and I wouldn’t want it any other way. This post is about Why I Love Having 5 Kids.

Sure there are times when the house feels extra crowded or it’s very loud or I feel like I’m tripping on children. But having just one or two would never work for me.

Why I Love Having 5 Kids

Always a Friend

Although we are distance learning right now, normally my kids go to school. When I was growing up, I had only one brother who was 6 years older than me. There were a few times when if I had a problem at school I could go find my brother for help but most of the time, he was in a different school (or done school) when I could have used a friend.

The kids will almost always have at least one sibling at the same school with them if they encounter a bully or need a hug. My middle daughter helped out in my youngest daughter’s Kindergarten class which helped them be closer. My oldest daughter will be there for her siblings when they enter high school. Even my step son, though he might be in a different school, can still offer words of support to his younger siblings as they enter high school though his visits or social media.

Slowly Adjust to an Empty Nest

If you have one or two children, you have to quickly go from having children to having an empty nest. With 5 children, children will ideally not all move out at the same time, allowing us to slowly adjust to an empty nest. By the time the last one leaves, we will be embracing the quiet and be ready to see what life is like with an empty nest.

Many Grandchildren

If every one of my children has even just two kids each, I will have 10 grandchildren! If they all have five, I will have 25! More grandchildren means more spoiling, more fun and more people carrying our DNA into the future. Even if some of my kid’s families move far away, there should still be some living nearby that can visit often.

Caring for Us When We Are Older

When my husband and I get older and need help caring for ourselves, we will have 5 children to possibly help out. This means that if some don’t live near by, hopefully some others do. Also they can take turns helping us out with things so hopefully none of them feels too overwhelmed.

When We Are Gone

One day, we (the parents) will be gone from this world. When that day approaches, it will make me feel better knowing that my children will have each other to lean on while they mourn, and afterwards as they and their families age.

In Conclusion

There is nothing wrong with a small family it’s just not for me. My mom had two kids and I have lots of great memories growing up. But I knew even then that I’d want a big family. I use to say I wanted 8 children. It’s always been important to me to have pets too. We are done having kids but my family is complete. I knew after the last child that we were complete. I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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