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Moms of 3 or More Do you have 3 or more children? Often times, parents with 3 or more kids face challenges that those of 1 or 2 just do not. This board was set up for those parents to ask others how they cope with issues such as making time for each child, who stays u

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Old 06-27-2003, 07:29 AM
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Children's age differences?

I am so glad to see that there are famlies that are "new" and have a "lot" of children. I have 4 children. Their ages are:

Girl 14
Boy 13
Girl 8
Girl 3

I am just curious if anyone has the big age gaps like I do or not?

I would have preferred to have all of the children like the first two--really close together, then they always have a playmate--until they are older

I would love to have another but, we are both unsure, if we want the age gap again, as of right now it would be a 4 year gap!! But, I would love to have another boy!! But reading these threads makes me want another one even more.
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Old 06-27-2003, 10:27 AM
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Hi Karen

We have a 5 yr. old son and a one month old daughter. If I wouldve had a choice, I wouldve had a baby sooner but we tried for 4 yrs then gave all hope of getting pregnant. She was our miracle out of the blue!!

There are advantages of having a gap like this though. Her big brother is such a great helper! So far, jealousy isnt an issue with him. I think he is going to spoil her rotten!!

In my opinion, if you want another baby dont worry about the age gap as long as you know you arent spreading yourself too thin with all of the kids. I think theres a lot to be said for the love in a big family!!

Talk about an age gap.....There is 17 years between me and my brother! then 4 between me and my sister. As a result of that, Ive always looked up to my brother and until recently, have always been really close with my sister.

Good Luck to you in whatever you decide!!


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Old 06-27-2003, 11:11 AM
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I have 4 kids. They are

boy 11
girl 9
boy 6
boy 4

While it's sometimes nice because some of them are close in age, it can also cause a lot of bickering and fighting. Because the two youngest boys like the same kind of toys, there's a lot of arguing and crying over who gets to play with what and when. They get on each others' nerves a lot easier too.

So there are just as many negatives as there are positives I wouldn't let something like an age gap affect your decision about another child.

There were 3 of us when I was a kid, I was the middle, my older brother is 5 years my senior and I am less than 2 years older than my younger brother. I always looked up to my older brother (even if he was a bad example LOL) and to this day, my younger brother grates on my nerves.
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Old 06-28-2003, 09:43 AM
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Try 21, 18, 17 and 4. God gives you children when you least expect it sometimes.
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Old 06-29-2003, 12:59 PM
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I'm almost like you Juliecc913...

I have 3 sons--21--13--and 4!!

Didn't plan it that way--just the way it turned out!!
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Old 06-29-2003, 01:05 PM
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Hi, I also have 4 kids,although some aren't quite considered kids anymore.23, 20, 13(all boys) and finally a girl age 4. If you want another baby, go for it now, before its 8 years in between.LOL.If I could change things, I would have had them all closer in age.But like anything, there are pros and cons.
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Pinkie Winky age gap

I can laugh about this now because my youngest just turned 18. The others are 30, 27 and 20 - that added up to about 20 straight years of teenagers! It was really wild when we had 1 in HS, 1 in MS, 1 in elem. and 1 in nursery school! The youngest just left for basic training so we have an empty house for the first time in 30 yrs. Actually the years flew by and our youngest has been a blessing the last few years - he's very talented and we enjoy going to all his performances even though many people think that we're the grandparents!

Good luck to you all!
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blushing "spaced-out" kids:>))

Like you, my kiddos are rather 'spaced-out', too! My oldest dd is 24; with the next dd, just graduating from high school at 18; my youngest dd is 12 (going on 24, for sure); and finally my youngest is my 'little man' --my ds, who is 10!! It certainly keeps me on my toes as a parent and I figure I'll be in PTO meetings and at little league games until I'm 50--but who's counting!?! ;-) Sometimes, it is difficult to 'switch gears' and I catch myself talking 'baby talk' to a teenager and trying to 'reason' with a toddler---what days I've had, but don't regret a minute of any of it. Now that they are getting older, it's a little easier in ways and in ways---lordy, I wish the biggest problem and decision I faced was when to go outside and when to have a play date over. I figure with kids all spread out,,I'll stay young forever
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You'' either stay young forever or get old faster - some days I really get tired and I decided long ago that I'm past being a chaperone on those overnight school trips - our band went to Florida this year and I just waved goodbye and "Blessed" those young parents who were the chaperones!
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age differences

in my family the age range is 55,51,42 41,40,
37. my youngest brother is 18 years younger than
i am, and 1 1/2 older than my oldest child, the
worst thing is i didn't get to know the youngest
ones because i got married at 18, the best is
we are closer now that we are older.
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