Being a mum to four! Big family reality

Today I thought I’d share a funny post. Anyone out there thinking of having another child read this before you do or if you already have a few you might relate to this!

You know you have a big family when…

  • Your washing basket is never empty
  • You are always changing the toilet roll
  • You are always topping up with milk and bread
  • You try to meal prep and bulk cook but it only does one meal
  • It takes 10 minutes to leave the house
  • You never get your child’s name right
  • Silence is suspicious
  • Someone always comments about having your hands full
  • There’s always someone getting to the toilet before you
  • One hotel room is not enough
  • You have to do head counts when out in public
  • A family ticket isn’t enough for your family at the cinema, theme park, zoo etc
  • There’s always a birthday coming up
  • It’s a struggle to get all children facing the camera for a photo

They’re just a few things I encounter!

Let me know if you can relate to any of those or if you have any more to add!

Chloe x



  1. Shan
    04/06/2018 / 10:20 AM

    Hahahaha were like this with three. You try to be the supermam who is organised and always on time knows what’s on for dinner and cleans the house so it’s pristeine. Most of the time I’m just glad I made it through the day alive 😂

    • Chloe Busby
      04/06/2018 / 10:20 AM

      Hahaha so true 🤣 xxx

    • Chloe Busby
      04/06/2018 / 10:53 AM

      Haha that’s true!! Maybe even longer.
      When it’s just me leaving the house I feel like I’ve forgotten something haha xxx

  2. 04/06/2018 / 4:20 PM

    I am sitting here in the kitchen with no bread in the bread bin (thank god for wraps) a shite load of washing to put away and still a huge amount in the baskets in each bedroom, and i constantly call each child by their siblings name!!

    • Chloe Busby
      04/06/2018 / 4:22 PM

      Washing is the worst!!! Somehow we’ve got bread, wraps, pitta, bagels, brioche and burger buns 😂 went all out on the bread this week!! I’m always getting their names mixed up xxx

  3. 04/06/2018 / 9:24 PM

    Hehe what a fab read! I have to say when my husband boys are over to stay and we go from one to three – you definitely notice the change, especially in the volume level

    • Chloe Busby
      08/06/2018 / 10:14 PM

      I love a noisy house though!! Silence is so suspicious haha xxx

  4. 05/06/2018 / 12:11 AM

    I feel you with the washing basket and literally every other on this list, silence is this house is BIG trouble.

    • Chloe Busby
      08/06/2018 / 10:13 PM

      Silence is so suspicious isn’t it!! Xxx

  5. 05/06/2018 / 8:03 AM

    I have one and my washing basket is never empty – god help me in a few years time!!

    • Chloe Busby
      08/06/2018 / 10:13 PM

      Haha kids go through so many changes of clothes! Xxx

  6. 05/06/2018 / 11:20 AM

    Funny to read! Although I’m impressed with the 10 minutes to get out the house – we only have two and it’s the same!

  7. Melanie
    17/06/2018 / 8:37 AM

    I can relate to ALL of these!!! 3 kids, 1 on the way to join the fun.

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