Last week, one of my blogger friends (insert one of my fave bloggers too), Momi Berlin talked about the advantages and disadvantages of having a big family via psst.ph. I was smiling while reading the articles because as someone who is from a big family, I can totally relate to everything she said!
With that, I thought I should write about my experience as a member of a big family too. We are a family of six and I was the eldest of four kids. You can just imagine how challenging it is for me try to be a "good example" to my siblings. Although, I'm not talking about that now 'coz that's a different story. :)
1. You are accustomed to noise
Screaming, crying, laughing out loud, singing and quarrels - that's set up we always have at home before almost every day when we were young! So when I see siblings arguing, I'd just be like: "nah, they'll get along again pretty soon!".
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Unless there's a need for a new outfit, you will have to enjoy a bunch of hand-me-downs. Not only from your older siblings but from your other cousins. Sometimes I would feel really sad because of the things we couldn't afford to buy. Lol! But on a serious note, these experiences helped us become who we are now.
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I'm shaking my head right now, as I remember how funny it was before when we would have food contest at home sometimes. And by food contest, I mean either secretly hiding your part of meat under the rice or eating it as fast as you can so your siblings can't ask from you!
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My siblings and I used to pick on each other almost every day when we were still young. I guess mother was already immune to it, she wouldn't mind most of the time anymore. Lol! It is annoying when you think of it but now that we're grown-up, I'm happy I was able to share those silly moments with them when we were still young.
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Are you from a big or small family? What are the advantages and disadvantages that you see as part of it?