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With 6 happy kids, life can be really fun around here! This blog is dedicated to the joys and sometimes chaos of having a large family. Okay, so it's always chaos around here, but fortunately, it's almost always fun, too!

Thursday, October 09, 2003

Since this blog was originally intended to be about my family, and thoughts on raising lots of kids, I thought I'd share some tips on raising a large family.

There are some things that families with lots of kids have in common... like losing spoons. (Yes, we lose spoons...)

So, here's a suggestion for others with lots of kids and not enough spoons - we pick up extra silverware at thrift stores. It doesn't matter if they don't match. I actually think it's kinda fun to have lots of mismatched silverware. My kids will inevitably find a piece they really love and thereafter it's their special spoon.

We generally go to the thrift store once a year or so and buy them out of all their silverware. At a nickel a piece, it's a total deal!

And it sure beats getting all bent out of shape when all the spoons go missing...

(It also beats digging in the backyard looking for the missing items, which, no doubt, were used as digging utensils.)

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