Our family is large- 5 kids, 2 dogs, 2 cats.
There is ALWAYS laundry.
There is ALWAYS some kind of mess
There is ALWAYS someone to play with
There is ALWAYS noise
There is ALWAYS lots of love
Our family may not fit the American norm for demographics- with 2.5 kids and a dog. But really, I would not have it any other way.
My kids are great. They are fun. They are kind. They are loving.
Because there are so many of us we have to cooperate. We have to all pitch in. We have to support each other.
The kids squabble and fight and whine but they also play together help each other and love each other. They are learning how to get along with people, how to negotiate, how to deal. They are learning empathy and compassion. They are learning communication.
These are really important skills.
Our big family means that there are always people around to pitch in there are always people around.