*People count the number of your children out loud when you’re in public.
*People ask, “Are they all yours?”
*You have at least 3 bunk beds set up in your home.
*Almost everyone you know has less children than you do.
*People say, “Wow! How do you manage?”
*People ask you, out of the blue, if you are Mormon or Catholic.
*You buy your pots and pans in the restaurant supply store.
*”Family size” portions aren’t big enough.
*You complain, “Doesn’t anyone make large dining table anymore??”
*A mini-van is not big enough.
*You’ve heard “Don’t you know what causes that?” more times than you’d care to remember.
*You’ve forgotten what it’s like to be alone anywhere else but in the bathroom.
*Your children never run out of playmates among their siblings.
*Everything you buy is in bulk.
*People ask, “Don’t you get overwhelmed?”
*You and your husband can no longer hold each child’s hand while crossing the street.
*It takes a wonderfully long time to hug and kiss everybody.
*You realize that few houses are designed with your family in mind.
*People ask you if you’ve ever accidentally left any of your children behind.
*Life around your family never seems boring or dull.
And my personal favorite — *One of your children looks wistfully at the newborn and asks you, “Can’t you have another baby really soon? I hardly get to hold this one because everybody else is taking turns.”
Mom & Dad were telling us jokes from different SK papers they’ve picked up recently. This one was just too good to pass up!
A crew of highway maintenance workers was sent to repair some road signs that vandals had knocked down in a forested area. The first one they put back up was a symbol warning of a deer crossing. As they moved down the road to repair the next sign, one crew member looked back and spotted a deer running across the highway. Turning to a co-worker, he said, “I wonder how long he’s been waiting to cross??”