The Benefits of Having a Big Family
It's something every couple discusses, be it during their first date or their first year of marriage: how many children you want to have. Some people have a solid number, but others aren't as set. Sure, two, three, or more kids sounds great, but one is arguably easier. While we wouldn't want any parent to take on more than they can handle, there are definitely some perks to having more than one child. And not just for the kids, but for you and your partner as well. If you're wondering whether a big family is right for you, this list may help you make a decision. Source: ABC
You don't have to plan playdates.
With so many kids in the house, your little ones can find a playmate without you having to drive them somewhere. Source: Flickr user fabulousphotosbybrittany
The kids learn to share.
It's not just toys tots learn to share. They also learn how to split TV time, the last cookie, and time with Mom. Source: Flickr user criminalintent
You earn some sweet discounts.
Who says you can't go out with a ton of kids? Museums, movies, and amusement parks offer discounts for large groups. Source: Flickr user celinesphotographer
You get a built-in babysitter.
Depending on the age difference, your kids can care for each other — and you don't have to pay them! Source: Flickr user worldbank
You postpone empty-nest syndrome.
When kids leave the house, parents go on an emotional roller-coaster ride. But you can put this off if you have more kids! Source: Flickr user michaelcomeau
Your kids experience more laughter and love.
While they get plenty of love from you and your partner, kids can always benefit from some sibling affection. Source: Flickr user rnugraha