Living in a large family is something that you either love or hate. Some people can’t stand the idea of taking care of more than a single child, while others are confident that there’s no such thing as “too many” children. Everything you do will be supersized when you have a large family. The recipes you cook will need to be scaled up, the car you drive needs to be large and your house also needs to accommodate all your kids.
It goes without saying that a large family is a lot of work, but there are some families that make it work and wouldn’t have it any other way. However, in this post, we’re actually going to cover a couple of signs that tell you that your family might be growing a bit too large.
1. You really have no time for yourself
There will come a point where you simply want to relax instead of taking care of several children. If you seriously don’t have time to spend with your partner, then you might be piling on too many responsibilities. If this is the case, then your family might be a little too large for you to handle. You may want to consider hiring help, such as a babysitter or even a nanny to help you.
2. You and your partner are tired of the labor process
Perhaps you and your partner are simply tired of the labor process. Maybe you still want to be intimate, but the idea of having children and going through that lengthy and stressful process just puts you off. In a case like this, you could consider visiting a local vasectomy clinic to see if they have a solution for you.
3. You’re barely keeping on top of your finances
If you’re struggling with your financial situation then having more children probably isn’t going to help much. There’s only so much financial assistance you can claim before you simply need a higher income to have a larger family.
4. You children are already sharing rooms
One of the limiting factors when it comes to growing a large family is the size of your home. You don’t want to end up cramping more than two of your children into a single room, so only grow your family if you have enough physical space to do so. Otherwise, it’s better to consider stopping–at least until you’ve moved into a larger space.
5. Your kids are already giving you a lot of stress
Tired of your kids giving you too much stress? Adding another one to the mix probably won’t make things better for you!
6. You’re enthusiastic about the future of your children
When you first have children, it’s normal to look forward to the days that you no longer have to clean up their mess. You might be optimistic about the future because you want to go shopping with your child, help them with their makeup, take them to their first sports game and do all kinds of fun and interesting things together. If that’s the case, then perhaps it’s time to stop focusing on having more children and start taking care of the ones you already have.
What are some signs you see that your family is growing? Let me know in the comments below!