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23 Things You Slowly Learn To Accept When You Have A Big Family

It really is cheaper by the dozen.

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1. Needing to set your alarms early to avoid a cold shower.

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2. Getting called every name that ISN'T yours.

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Even the dog's.

3. The giant van you roll everywhere in.

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4. The fast depletion of resources.

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5. Dibs-ing your favorite food.

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6. And spots on furniture.

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7. Your suggestion for dinner constantly being overshadowed...

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8. ... And any suggestions for a new pet's name.

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9. Getting kicked out of your room when relatives come to visit for the holidays.

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10. The legitimate fear that you might date someone who turns out to be a distant relative.

11. When it's your turn to take one for the team.

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13. Hand-me-downs completely owning your closet.

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14. Always running late to literally everything...

15. ... And always getting picked up late from everything.

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16. Never taking that perfect picture.

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No matter how many times you try.

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17. Putting a pair of socks in the washing machine only to never see them together again.

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This is where the "sock bin" comes in handy.

18. Having to start saving up for Christmas on December 26th, every year.

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19. ALWAYS needing to call ahead to warn a restaurant of your arrival.

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Or else it's squeezing time.

20. The urgency of getting to the movies an hour early to save a whole row of seats.

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21. Eating at the "kid's table" until you're at least 20.

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22. Never knowing what it's like to have your own room.

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23. And the inevitable day your parents will finally be worn out.