kids ugg boots on sale Life with my 12 brothers and sisters is hectic to say the least
The oldest is 24 and youngest is 4. Im the second child.
I guess because Ive grown up with the number gradually growing larger, it doesnt seem like many people. Unless were crammed into our 15 passenger van on a family vacation and everyone comes down with a sudden case of claustrophobia.
Having a large family has done a lot for me. Im an introvert, quiet and contemplative. Living with a large group of people has taught me to deal with crowds, embrace zero privacy and to voice my opinion lest I get the butt ends of the last loaf of bread.
Ive learned many valuable lessons.
For example, any food you leave in the fridge or on the counter is fair game whether or not you write your name on it. Want your delicious leftovers from that restaurant you went to last night? Forget it. Someone probably had it for a midnight snack. Or those brownies someone baked yesterday?
Sorry, but between all the people walking through the kitchen, the pan was emptied in an hour.
Nothing really belongs to you either. You know that straightener you blew $50 on? Its probably buried under the dozens of dirty laundry piles strewn across your sisters bedroom floor. Hey, isnt that my cardigan too?
If anything, however, it has helped me appreciate a wide range of personalities, temperaments and opinions. Im surrounded by people who offer different talents and perspectives.
I have a sister who is a bookworm, a brother who is a jock, a hippie sister with tattoos and body piercings, a brother who can answer almost any geographical question, a sister who loves to bake, another sister who is an aspiring teacher and the list goes on.
Its taught me to forgive and forget, that no matter how upset I get with someone, I love them and they love me.
My sisters have been my worst enemies and my best friends. One day wed be fighting to the death over a pair of UGG boots my sister refused to return, the next Id be chewing out a boy who said something mean to her.