This week's Spin Cycle topic is kids, so I thought it would be fun to ask the question: How many kids do you think makes a big family?
This is something that I think depends a lot on culture and background. I come from a family of five kids. Firebirdluver comes from a family of six kids. Where I lived growing up, this was normal. Most of my friends came from families of about 4-6 kids, so to me, that is an average sized family. Two or three kids was a small family. I only knew a handful of people who were only children.
Anything more than six kids is a big family, but those were not as unusual as only children. I had friends growing up who came from families with anywhere from 7-10 kids. I don't think I've personally met anyone from a family with more than ten kids, but I know of a few.
As I have gotten older, I have learned that this isn't the standard way of looking at things in our country, although there is a current fascination with those really big families. It's been hard for me to get used to seeing people refer to anything over two kids as a "big" family. I've never known how to answer when people ask if I come from a big family.
What do you think of as a big family? How many brothers and sisters do you have? Would you want to have a lot of kids?
(Note: This does not mean we are already thinking about when to have #3, although we have always intended to have as many kids as we can.)