Today my family went to the house of some good friends to go swimming for the day. It’s really nice when we get to spend time with them, because all of the parents have fun with each other, I can hang out with my friend (who’s 18), and my littlest sisters have fun playing with the little boys in this family. Everyone enjoys each other’s company, even if there isn’t a person to hang out with who’s exactly the same age.
I think it’s important to realize that a lot of people will, in fact, be amazed at the fact that you have more than two children if you’re part of a big family, or that there are foster kids in your home… People only know what they hear on the news or in movies, which is mostly negative. It’s up to foster families to show that there are amazing benefits to being a foster family, and even when you adopt a bunch of kids and have a big family like mine, the positives hugely outnumber the negatives. So maybe we don’t take as many vacations, or take the whole family out to a fancy restaurant every week; I would much rather stay home with a bunch of siblings than be taken out on vacation and have no one to enjoy it with.
Do you have a big family? Do people think it’s odd that you have a lot of kids/siblings? What are your thoughts on this matter? Let me know in the comments!
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