I love Christmas, doesn’t everyone? I love the sacredness, the socialising, the weather (even though I do fantasise about a white Christmas) and the simple fact that a year has been achieved and is in-the-bag!
But don’t get me wrong, I do resent the pressure and the forced ‘jolly’ imposed by the commercial drivers of our society and when there are loads of stakeholders in a family’s Christmas, there are all the more people to keep happy and potentially.. disappoint.
It’s budget time and the pollies are hard at work with their spin and rhetoric about how they’re going to spend the money that you and I worked hard for last year.
When you have a big family, the money left over (after tax) needs to be spent a little thoughtfully. But, does life with a big family mean it’s all about rationed minced-meat, porridge and misery?
Wondering whether your family’s officially plus-size? If you can relate to the below, I think we can safely say you have ‘arrived’.
1. Your tribe hunts as a pack
If there’s a bully in your midst, he’s minced-meat. Your tribe stick together and have a sharp radar for each other’s business. Pick on this kid, and you’ve just challenged the whole wolf-pack.
Six kids and living in Sydney.. about as common as spotting a unicorn and about as entertaining. Ranging in ages from 5 to 15. That’s a lot of kid.