Thursday, September 23, 2010

Have I Mentioned That Our Family is Growing at an Exponential Pace?!

Almost four years ago I had a baby. Three years ago my sister got married. Two years ago I had another baby. Last year my sister had a baby. Last year I had a baby too. This year my other sister got married. This year my sister is going to have ANOTHER baby. OH. MY. GOODNESS! That's SIX new family members in less than four years!!! And we're just getting started.

It seems like we need to wear "Hello My Name Is..." tags at family events. Maybe we should just get an id badge printer for some fancy schmancy HID proximity cards. Hah!

In all seriousness though, I absolutely adore our huge crazy family. If it were up to me I would move our entire family into the same neighborhood (watch out, my sister and parents already own houses on the block!) and we would all have dozens of babies. DOZENS.

Maybe some people think the Duggars are crazy, but I think that family looks like crazy FUN. Not to say I think I could handle QUITE that many kids, but I would like a bunch. When I ask my kids if they want more siblings, my oldest tells me "Yes, Mommy. One baby girl and two baby boys, please." He also puts in orders for cousins. He wants "lots and lots of cousins to grow big like me and play." (No more dogs, though. He strongly [strangely] requests no more dogs.)

So, how about you? Are you into the giant family living on a compound thing? Think Kennedy style, not creepy cult style. Think voluntary Sunday picnics, not mandated meetings. Think 4pm cocktails by the pool, not spiked kool-aid at midnight.

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