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26 Struggles Everyone From A Big Family Will Understand

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1. You are well-accustomed to noise.

Your family is LOUD.

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2. At family get-togethers, it’s extremely rare if you are able to talk to every member of the family.

In fact, it’s probably impossible. There’s only so much time.

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3. You can hardly keep track of everyone’s ages and you’re truly shocked when you find out your youngest cousin isn’t 8 years old anymore.

When did you grow up?

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4. It’s absolutely too much to ask for everyone to get Christmas or birthday gifts so you have developed a system.

Whose name will I draw this year?

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5. Trying to take a family picture is a chore.

WHO ARE WE MISSING?

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6. When you are with your family, you will have zero alone time.

There is always someone near.

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7. Bringing an S.O. to meet your extended family is a SERIOUS milestone in your relationship.

They will be questioned and tested endlessly.

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8. You inherit the reputation of your older cousins, whether it’s good or bad.

Another Parker… yep, that’s me.

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9. You talk loudly without meaning to.

You have learned that you have to speak up if you want anyone to pay attention to you.

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10. People are always asking you if your family is Catholic.

If you say yes, they’re like, “That makes sense.” If you say no they’re like, “Wait, what?!”

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11. Your grandparents are your freaking heroes.

Seven-plus kids and now grandkids, are you serious?!

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12. You eat insanely fast.

Because otherwise you would literally never get seconds.

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13. Half your wardrobe consists of hand-me-downs from your family.

OK…maybe more than half.

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14. Making a holiday meal takes a very serious plan of who will bring what.

Thanksgiving usually requires more than one turkey.

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15. During family get togethers, there were usually multiple kids and adult tables in order to accommodate everyone.

And you sat at the kids’ table well past your 18th birthday.

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16. You are accustomed to being called one of your cousins’ names at every get-together.

There’s just so many of us.

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17. Everyone is given a list with everyone’s contacts and birthdays to make it easier.

Otherwise we would never be able to keep track.

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18. There is ALWAYS a waiting line for the bathroom.

Plan your drinking accordingly.

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19. You were or are always making bets to who would marry/have a child first.

And you were usually never correct.

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20. Trying to travel anywhere together requires multiple cars and lap sitting

But hey, that’s how memories are made.

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21. You have to call seat saves before you vacate knowing it will be immediately stolen otherwise.

And it probably will still be stolen, tbh.

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22. Sleepovers meant sleeping all over floors because there certainly weren’t enough beds.

Or pillows…or blankets…

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23. Saying good-bye at the end of a get-together takes a solid hour.

And you still ask yourself, “Did I miss anyone?!”

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24. Listening to stories from the past NEVER gets old.

No matter how many times you hear the stories, your family history amazes you each time.

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25. And as you get older and some move away, you have umpteen places to visit.

Traveling the world, one cousin at a time.

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26. And at the end of the day, you are one large group of friends.

You can’t choose your family, but if you could you would still choose them.

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