Small family vs large family

@ctryhnny (3463)
United States
November 27, 2012 3:37pm CST
I have a very small family just 3 kids and 4 grandkids. One of my daughters lives in California with her son, I have a daughter with 2 kids who lives about 4 towns over and I seldom see, and my son and his wife and baby live about 10 minutes from me. I have an Aunt and Uncle and 3 cousins that we never see. That's the extent of my family. I have a close friend who has a HUGE family. We used to date and I loved his family and they loved me. When we broke up I think I missed his family more than I missed him...lol. We used to do a lot of things with his family like camping and going to concerts and even went on a cruise with his sister. My question is do you think it's better to have a large family or a smaller one? Which do you have large or small?
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8 responses
• United States
27 Nov 12
I have a huge family Six daughters , twelve grand kids , and one great grand kid A lot of cousins a sister three brothers and so on I think it doesn't matter if you have a big or small family as long as they love you and you love them
@ctryhnny (3463)
• United States
28 Nov 12
Now that's a nice family. I love my little family but there's always drama going on with one or the other.
• United States
28 Nov 12
Lol I guess you have that everywhere
@jenny1015 (13394)
• Philippines
28 Nov 12
I have one sister and a brother. Both my mom and dad has 2 siblings each. I have 4 kids. But when I was younger, I only hoped to have 2 kids coz I think that the number of kids should be not more than the number of hands you have. What I mean is, keeping a small family is easier to manage. But then I was blessed with 4 boys. And I am happy with that. It's just that it is really difficult to make both ends meet and I thank my parents and in laws who are always there that continuously supports my family.
@sishy7 (24758)
• Australia
28 Nov 12
My four children are all boys too. Well, they are all teenagers now. So, it's kind of at that 'boys to (young) man' stage at the moment...
@ShyBear88 (16865)
• United States
27 Nov 12
Well really I don't know which is better. The more there are in a family the more expensive it gets but there are ways to save in a big family. I have two kids now and would love to have two more in a few years. The two I have now are close in age which wasn't the plan. I don't see 4 kids being to small or being big. I think after 6 kids it's getting a bit two big but I have no right to tell others that it's to big or two small. All I know is that I didn't want my daughter to be and only child so now she has a baby brother. I have two brothers and I'm the third and last child of my family. My husband is the oldest of 6 kids. He has 2 full blood sisters, two half brothers and 2 step brothers so yeah he has a big family.
@ctryhnny (3463)
• United States
28 Nov 12
My 2 daughters are only 18 months apart and it was planned that way since I didn't want my older daughter to be an only child. Then 12 years later I had a soon...oops!
@aabuda (1729)
• Philippines
28 Nov 12
I think it's not a problem of having a large or small family as long as you can afford to raise them.
• Philippines
28 Nov 12
I belong in a big Family.We are 8 and I am the youngest.I am so blessed that I have a big Family.And I think its really good to have a big family bacause you can share many things and you can enjoy together .If you have a small family you have limited people to talk to and its boring especially if your parents are working.
@ungu89 (2001)
• Malaysia
28 Nov 12
i'm not sure mine is large or small. im the elder. so i have 4 more sibling. 6 uncle & aunt from my father side and 8 from my mother. cousin , the least is 4 from each my uncle , the most is 13. so i think it big. also we are very close to each other, barely seem them monthly. i think i prefer big family. it just very happening during certain occasion. i still have one grandmother. another one already pass away a few month ago. im very sad because we cannot see her for the last, before we live far from her. when u arrive, they already buried her
@sishy7 (24758)
• Australia
28 Nov 12
I came from a small family with just one sibling; my father was an only child, and my mother has two sisters, that's all. But my spouse has 7 other siblings and I totally lost count how many nieces, nephews, and even grand nieces or nephews are there. We have our own 'medium' family with four children.
• United States
27 Nov 12
I have a lot of relatives, because my mother was from a large family. However, my immediate family is very small currently. I want to marry my boyfriend and adopt at least a couple of kids, but we are not yet at that point. I have considered adopting more than two or three kids, but I don't know that we would. It gets expensive to have more than two or three children; there are the dance lessons, music lessons, Hebrew school, food, clothes, etc. I want to be able to raise each child with the ability to provide them with the ability to pursue the things which they are most passionate about; having a large number of children would likely severely hamper that ability.