I Grew Up In a Large Family

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 76 People

    In a Large Family Each Member Has a Role

    There have been studies delineating the superior intellect of the "first born."   Clearly there is both nature and nurture at work.  I guess a tangential idea here is that standard intelligence tests may not adequately measure sociability of their...
    ginger1979 ginger1979
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Jul 28, 2007

    My Family.

    I think my family is a pretty good size and that's just counting my siblings. I have 4 brothers and 3 sisters so there's 8 of us all together. It was interesting and kinda fun growing up in a house like that. All my brothers and sisters are so different and I'm only speaking on...
    mak314 mak314
    26-30, F
    Nov 29, 2007

    The Whole Famdamnly Of Sixteen

    I was born into a family of ten, six sisters and three brothers and me. They are all two years apart and go in a row of the most insane kind. It goes Girl, girl, boy, girl, girl, boy, girl, girl, boy, girl. I know all the names by heart. My oldest two sisters are...
    NightmareHunt NightmareHunt
    13-15, F
    Jun 26, 2010


    I love being part of my large colorfull family, the good , the bad, i wouldn't trade it for anything.
    redheadsrule redheadsrule
    36-40, F
    1 Response Aug 1, 2007

    1 of 7 kids here and I LOVED it.

    I can't imagine being an only child or only 1/2 siblings. It was (still is) great having so many siblings (and cousins)
    Samantha0289 Samantha0289
    26-30, F
    Dec 23, 2015

    Respectfully Sized.

    I guess it's not large compared to breeders like 19 Kids and Counting, but I grew up with 3 siblings. My father grew up with 2 siblings, and my mother grew up with 4. Only recently did I take a step back and realize how large my family is. With cousins, cousins babies, and...
    charbakes charbakes
    26-30, F
    Sep 11, 2011

    Is 6 Classified As Large?

    I grew up in a family of 5 boys and 1 girl. My mother always wanted 5 boys, but was graced with one girl. Unfortunately, my sister (who was 3 years older than I) passed away at 6 years old due to a severe case of pneumonia and an irregular heartbeat. I really miss her :( We...
    idlewatcher idlewatcher
    31-35, M
    8 Responses May 2, 2011

    My Parents

    I wrote the following in 1997 - while my parents were still alive.  Now they have both passed away.  I miss them both very much - this pretty much describes my life in a big family. I suppose it has always been this way in life—as we look backwards it is quite...
    weareonespirit weareonespirit
    51-55, F
    4 Responses Feb 3, 2008

    I Had Eleven Kids Living With Me, Not All My Siblings Exactly, And My Parents!

    I have two step siblings, three adopted siblings, five full siblings, and my cousin who had my parents as guardians when his parents died (in a house fire) when he was eight months. Twelve kids in total! Here's a list: Josh. My step brother. Nineteen years older, was six when my...
    Shoshannah2 Shoshannah2
    51-55, F
    Mar 10, 2013

    The Brady Bunch?

    After my mom left my dad, she met Jeff, who had 4 kids of his own, 3 girls and a boy. Add that on to my twin sister, and my two little brothers, well, that's alot! And then, they decided they wanted one together, which turned out to be twins. After that, my mom said 10 was more...
    VerticallyChallengedMzZ VerticallyChallengedMzZ
    18-21, F
    May 17, 2012

    Kids Are Great

    It has got to be one of my favorite things to do,mess with the kids.I was sumo wrestler, a gansta , the stuffed animal fairy . I love to get them giggling and all riled up! The older kids were going to teach us dance moves , i told them if i stop ,lock and drop it ...i won't get...
    redheadsrule redheadsrule
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Nov 12, 2007

    I grew up with my mother

    and father going away to make money; mainly in the mining business. My mom generally cooked for the camps and my father did(and still does) the mining. I lived with 7 sisters, a widowed aunt that had 3 daughters, so I was basically the only boy in my family.
    whentheyscream whentheyscream
    22-25, M
    Sep 12, 2014


    I don't remember most of my family's names.
    musared musared
    18-21, F
    Aug 25, 2009
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