1) You take your two youngest children on dates – and it still feels like a date
2) You’ve mastered the art of maintaining a conversation while being interrupted every few seconds
3) You have a very high tolerance for chaos
4)You can shuck corn, bake a cake, write an email, and change a diaper… one handed (because your other arm is holding a baby)
5) You have an elaborate system for saving all your children’s clothes for their younger siblings
6) Going to the grocery store with your spouse is a romantic outing
7) You’re aware of the concept of “tithe child”
8) You’re actually sort of aiming for having a tithe child…
9) You have a witty reply (or are working on one!) for the inevitable “you do know where kids come from, right?” jokes
[See also: 41 Perfect Comebacks to Jokes About Your Big Family]
10) You can’t always remember basic information about all of your kids, e.g. birth dates, ages, names, etc
11) You have a pattern to how you’ve named your children
12) You own a 15 passenger van
13) You never travel by plane
14) When people see your family arriving for confession, they rush to get in line in front of you all
[See also: 6 Reasons to Take Your Family to Daily Mass As Often As Possible]
15) When your toddler falls and hits his head, you think: “It’s only a flesh wound…”
16) Your post-partum hospital stay feels like a grand hotel and spa
17) You finish answering how many children you have with “…so far”
18) You feel extraordinarily blessed!
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