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Old 12-19-2008, 11:49 PM   #11
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I agree... But more power to them...
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Old 12-20-2008, 12:21 AM   #12
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They have 18 and do fine. Some have two and have to call in 'THE NANNY' in order to get their family under control!!!
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Old 12-20-2008, 01:38 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by sabrinasmom View Post
They have 18 and do fine. Some have two and have to call in 'THE NANNY' in order to get their family under control!!!
Boy ain't that the truth... topsy turvey world we live in...
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Old 12-20-2008, 02:35 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by sabrinasmom View Post
They have 18 and do fine. Some have two and have to call in 'THE NANNY' in order to get their family under control!!!
I often wondered about that. It seems the more children in the family the better behaved they are.
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Old 12-20-2008, 10:35 PM   #15
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I am baised obviously.... but I think that is true, Cindycactus.
I think a lot of it is that when there are that many people, it means more work. And more work means more jobs.... and if you really want to keep things working smoothly, you start functioning as many individules in one team, with one goal..... You become closer that way. =) And the closer you are with your family, the more you respect and love them.
And for me at least, loving, respect and being friends as well as a daughter with my parents, I strive to obey them and to help my parents and siblings. I know that is the same way for many large families. =)

And just for the record.... I am in my late to mid teens right now. I spent a majority of my childhood being the one of 2 children. My family didn't start growing again untill I was 9, and I was 11 before it grew again. And since then it's grown a bit more. I have become closer to my family since we've grown so much. :D
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I think they're a great family and do a good job. One of my friends has 7 and is raising them in a very similar way.

Is it bad to wish TropicFlower was my daughter??? Hopefully my little chore shirking eye-roller will adopt a positive philosophy like that soon!
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Old 12-21-2008, 09:08 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by sabrinasmom View Post
They have 18 and do fine. Some have two and have to call in 'THE NANNY' in order to get their family under control!!!
You're so right! I never thought of that.

My first thought when I read that she had a C-section is I wondered how many times she's actually *had* an incision - and then I cringed just thinking of the pain!
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Originally Posted by Tropicflower24 View Post
I am baised obviously.... but I think that is true, Cindycactus.


And just for the record.... I am in my late to mid teens right now. I spent a majority of my childhood being the one of 2 children. My family didn't start growing again untill I was 9, and I was 11 before it grew again. And since then it's grown a bit more. I have become closer to my family since we've grown so much. :D
Wow Tropic--I would have pegged you for older from your maturity. Your parents are lucky to have you.
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Old 12-25-2008, 04:48 PM   #19
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I seem to be in the minority so will keep my response brief but I think 18 children is the ultimate in irresponsibility. I don't care how well you are "raising" them. Because "raising" them is pretty much what you are doing, like a herd of cattle. I have seem this show and I am not at all impressed.

Yes, they are well behaved children and the home is orderly and they certainly do live by an ascribed set of beliefs but it might be interesting to speak with those children 20 or 30 years from now and get their perspective.
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Think they'll figure out what's causing it?
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