tons of kids
So, you know that Duggar family? The one with tons of kids—19 to be exact? Yeah, well they’re about to have another little one join the family, making it 20 kids in all.
I’m all for women doing what they want to with their bodies, and having kids or not having kids depending on what’s right for them, but I have to wonder if it’s fair to the kids themselves to have so many brothers and sisters.
I mean, I’m not a parent or anything, but I know when you’re little there’s kind of nothing you want or need more than your parents’ time and attention. Who else is going to teach you how to bake cookies, tie your shoes, and braid your hair? And when you’re just one out of tons of kids, chances are, you’re not getting a lot of alone time with mom or dad. I mean, I guess when you’ve got 19 brothers and sisters, one of them could help out—but should kids really have to help out with parenting? Is it fair of the Duggars to force that on their children?
On the other hand, I come from a family with just two kids, and although my sister and I had a stupid amount of fun together (hi Melissa!), I know from some of my friends that having tons of kids in your family can have its perks, too. Say you want to play soccer? You’ve got a ready-made team. Putting on a play in the back yard? The seats will be filled, even if just your brothers and sisters show up.
WDYT? Are you digging or dissing on big families? Do you wish you had more siblings to hang with? Tell us in the comments!