Quoting Queen Aries Baby:" LMAOOOOO you know they say our kids are our replicas LOL thats cute you each got your twin HAHAHAHA ... [snip!] ... the perks thou the love and bonding time is wayyyyyyyyyyy above the craziness. i just couldnt do it lol id go mentalllllll."
Brooks is definitely the closest thing to a replica of my husband...he even got the hair color.
We have a 2002 Pontiac Montana that seats 8...it works really well for our crew. We're able to put the two of the older kids and a carseat for Pippa in the back, and then one of the older kids and the baby's carseat in the second row. We made an investment in a DVD player when we bought it, which was the best choice we could've made. Travel was tough with 4, it'll be tougher with 5. We're basically stopping every 45 minutes to an hour, which makes it tough to make a lot of progress. But we make it work. As for hotel rooms, we use a website called sixsuitcasetravel.com...it finds hotel rooms for families of up to 8, which makes it way easier than hunting around for a place that'll take us all. For the most part we try to avoid hotel rooms, and will even more now since there are 7 of us...(And it makes it that much harder to track down a hotel room than when there's 6)
Ben (My husband) and I usually tagteam grocery shopping...we can manage everyone in a grocery store between the two of us...(Providing that there's some bribery for them to behave!) We run one big shopping trip a week, where we stock up on everything that won't go bad on us. If I need anything else during the week, I just have him pick it up, unless my MIL has the kids...Then I can go out and get it myself.
Yep! We're having one more for sure...after that I'm not sure. And the thing is that to a lot of people, it seems like craziness. It is craziness, but it's craziness we've learned to manage. Plus it's not like we went from 0-5 kids...We've made slow progression into our insanity, lol.
The benefits way outweigh the inconveniences, though. At this point, I look at that morning and laugh, because it really was hilarious how completely nuts they were.