The setting of the observation was a family friend’s house who lives a street away from my yellow house. The American parents have twelve children along with a service dog, a puffy cat and five chickens. They have two older biological sons. They already have adopted three Chinese girls and a Chinese boy, and six little kids live with their parents. One American kid, and twin African girls and their brother are adopted. They also take good care of two foster children. The parents love their children dearly. Eight of twelve children have special needs. The younger kids are enjoying having lots of big kids around. Their life is quite different than what the big kids experienced when they were all little. The family is always making a lot of chaos around here. Their life is not always very peaceful and quiet.
Every time when I go to their house, I see the little kids are outside playing. They are happily running alongside of my mother’s van and skipping around while calling my name. “Cara is here, Cara is here,” they all would say together with their high pitched sound. Then they swirl around me and are ready to give me lots of lovely hugs. When I walk slowly with my walker to their house, they pull me in a rush and welcome me to their lovely home. Then I smell something that is good in the fresh ...
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...are showing off. After Wii game, I stay with them for a family night movie together. During a movie, half of little children fall asleep because they take some sorts of sleepy medication. They go to bed early. Their mom or dad reads a short Bible story. So that is how the family lives through their daily life.
In conclusion, the big family is always filled with joyful, outgoing, and entertainment activities. However, spending a day at their house, I am must be worn out. The little kids give me a headache. Therefore, when I have my own family, I would not have a big family with too many children. It is too much work, and it is time consuming. Also, I am not patient with young children. I do not know how the big family prepares making food. Plus, food is must expensive for them in these days, but their parents always manage to go to shop food in Sum’s Club or BJ’s.
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