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Large Family Advantage

Updated on November 21, 2009

Is there an advantage to having a large family? I say yes!

Many people wonder what its like to have a large family. Well I can tell you from experience, there’s never a dull moment. There are ups, downs, and lots of in betweens. Having five children sure makes for a busy life. One good thing is you’ll never get lonely. Daily routines can seem like impossibilities, and organization can seem like a fire drill, but I love a challenge. Large families make you step up and say, “YES, I CAN,” even when you’re thinking, “OH MY GOD!” I have five children, three boys and two girls, ranging in age from 4 to 15. Raising boys is nothing like raising girls, but equally challenging as a parent. Girls do seem to need more attention, where boys are happy with just a little. Having a large family is not for the faint of heart. It takes work, and this is one job you can’t quit or walk out on. Failure is never an option with that many depending on you. You must drive on and of course with that much incentive, it’s a breeze. O.K., are you scared yet? Sorry, that was not my intention, having a large family is hard at times, but it has been great too. I wouldn’t trade a single minute of it, good or bad. The memories we made, the bonds that we created, and the sacrifices we made as not only a family, but a team, these are the things I hold most dear. I believe challenges always bring out the best in a person. I am a better man today because of my family. They are the inspiration in all that I do. Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and I already know what I’m most thankful for, my family. I am so lucky to have such a large family around the holidays; it always makes me smile. Christmas is the best time of the year, and not far off. I love to see the joy Christmas brings to my children, and the way everyone seems to get closer around that time of year. A time for giving, sharing and thinking of others is a great time, especially when it’s with your family. The advantages to having a large family are many. You live, you love, you laugh and you cry, but you learn so much about life, and each other, the advantages are really for you to decide.

 

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      Auto Tech 7 months ago from Kentucky

      Grace Williams I'm sorry you have such a poor outlook on life. Im a very successful man and my children need for nothing. Your comments about the impoverished can only mean that are some kind of elitist and feel that you are better than others. Get off your New York cloud and come back to earth. You are not better than anyone else and your writing is based on your personal feelings. So, BLOW IT OUT YOUR ASS GRACE! I feel sorry for you.

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      Martha 5 years ago

      To gmwilliams: Everything you have said is based off your own personal opinion and experiences. Please stop embarrassing yourself because everyone who has read your article, "Children From Small Families Fare Better Than Children From Large Families-Here's Why!", probably thinks you are unprofessional. Do you want to write good articles? Maybe take the time to actually research on a wide scale like a professional. Oh and Alzheimer's is actually more likely to be developed if you have a family history of it, so its in the genes. Size of the family has no effect whatsoever.

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      MANUEL MARFIL JR 5 years ago

      well having large family is very happy and positive because everybody has something to share to each other is beside the giving and sharing are the most important things that the family should with someone else and its true that every family should really help themselve if they are succesful in thier life and be positive of they have in thier own life so our family is basically the most important part of our life because they are my inspiration really i want to build a huge house for my family when i came to north america and buy them good foods and be always them

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      Grace Marguerite Williams 6 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

      Oh sure there are "advantages" alright such as poverty, loss of individuality, low academic achievement, raising younger siblings foregoing a normal childhood, eating nonnutritous food, having no medical and/or dental care, not being exposed to cultural and intellectual activities because there is no money to go around. Oh yes, I forgot to state you won't be attending college at all and being relegated to a menial, low paying job with no advancement opportunities. Last but not least, being more likely to get alzheimers in later life because of your impoverished upbringing.

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      Beyene 7 years ago

      this websight is very good

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      skgrao 7 years ago

      Thanks really nice to know your experience,wish I was in your shoes.I asked this question.

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      T.D. Mitchell 7 years ago from Northern KY

      Great write here on family. This made me smile. :)

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      itakins 7 years ago from Irl

      what a lovely hub-well done ,nice to hear a positive vote for large families.