Huge FamilyI've always wanted a large family because of the kind of family I grew up in. I grew up with 3 siblings (2 of them were halfs) and 11 cousins. In my family, we were all expected to look out for each other. Older cousins looked after the younger cousins, aunts and uncles looked after all the children, not just their own, and you'd sooner face the wrath of God himself than upset Grandma. I spent most of my time at family gatherings wishing things could stay like that all the time. I swore to myself that if I ever had children, I would make sure they got the life I sometimes had and always wanted.
So I did. I have 12 children. I have a 16 year old girl, a 14 year old girl, 12 year old boy/girl twins, 11 year old identical twin boys, a 9 year old girl, a 7 year old boy, a 5 year old girl, a 3 year old girl, a 1 year old boy, and a 3 month old boy. They have 11 siblings, 8 first cousins, and 26 second cousins. They have lots of aunts and uncles that watch over them just as they did (and still do) for me.