Monday, November 23, 2015

The Joys of Big Families

My husband comes from a family of nine and enjoys telling jokes about his childhood. Thought I would share one of his favorites with you all:

One day, while looking through a family photo album, I noticed that my siblings and I always seemed to be wearing matching outfits. 

When I asked my mom why that was, she replied: "At first, when we had just a few children, I dressed you in matching outfits so we wouldn’t lose anyone. But as our family grew, I started dressing you in matching outfits so we wouldn’t pick up any extras." 

 Can any of you relate?

14 comments:

  1. Anonymous11/23/2015

    wow! did you just post that because it literally showed up as i was commenting on your last post. (its 7:30pm here In Georgia.)
    i love large families put only grew up with one sister. i had a friend who had over 7. (5 girls, 2 boys)

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    1. Yep! That's when I posted it. :)

      Ellie

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    2. Anonymous11/24/2015

      Hi Ellie! how often do you usually summit a new post? ive noticed them about every other day. (: -Lisa

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    3. Hi Lisa,

      Right now, I write 3-4 posts per week, but my goal is to start posting every day.

      I'm glad to have you as a reader!
      Ellie

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  2. Shela G11/23/2015

    I am an only child. I guess that is why I am drawn to the Duggar and Bates families. Watching them gives me a peak at what being in a Big family with lots of siblings is like.

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    1. Anonymous11/24/2015

      i feel the same way...(accept as i mentioned above have one sister but she was a fair bit older)
      i hope to have 6-7 kids or so.

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  3. Anonymous11/24/2015

    I would but I think the idea is for strangers not to 'relate' to them!

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  4. I have grown up with lots of siblings, and I definitely can relate! I actually just wrote this article on my blog last week that you might enjoy! It's twelve things that every large family kid knows to be true. I'm sure your husband can relate to most of them! :D http://megans-journals.blogspot.com/2015/11/12-things-every-large-family-kid-knows.html

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  5. Anonymous11/24/2015

    I don't have a big family. I want one. I plan to adopt a sibling group from foster care or maybe do an international adoption once I get married. Right now I have my cats and that's good too!

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  6. Anonymous11/24/2015

    Jesus wants everyone to receive forgiveness, be clothed in His righteousness and "join in His family". Jesus came to seek and to save that which is lost.

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  7. Anonymous11/24/2015

    Wow, I didn't realize Mr. Handsome had that many siblings! I have one brother and one sister, and growing up are some of my best memories. May you be blessed with many children of your own!

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  8. Anonymous11/25/2015

    I didn't grew up with a big family. I know my parents would not been able to afford more.
    So far I only have two kids. But I would love to have one or two more. It would be very hard for most people to afford to have 19 kids. I could imagine how much food and medical bills cost. Ellie, enjoy your time with just you and your husband. One day y'all will have children of your own, whether adopted or biological. But once you have kids , it seems like the time just flys by.
    Happy first Thanksgiving to you and your husband!

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  9. Anonymous11/25/2015

    I'm from a family of 7--4 girls and 3 boys...and I'm right in the middle:) Big families are fun. My parents are from families of 7 and 8, too so tons of cousins!

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    1. Anonymous11/27/2015

      I'm from a family of four boys and three girls!!! Second to last!!!! Really enjoyed my big family growing up

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