I think that fact is what made up my mind not to have any kids of my own when I grew up. I was the oldest in this group and ended up doing many chores from about the age of six onward. I changed diapers for my siblings, fed them bottles, and rocked them to sleep. I also stood on a chair to wash dishes because I was too short to reach the sink in the kitchen.
All the noise usually came from our excitement over something, but there were times when we fought with each other too, but soon resolved our conflicts. The only ones who could never wave a white flag and settle on peace were my two bothers. They were never close and aren’t to this day.
Once we moved to town, we all had to watch it, if they were at each other about something, because shoes would fly over your head sometimes. They hurled things at each other a lot in those days. I’m surprised they never had any fistfights, but if they did, I never knew about it. They were eight and eleven when I moved out of the house, so this could’ve happened.
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I do know one thing, Mama loved kids and started taking in kids to babysit once we started growing up. This shocked me and I hated it because I was glad for the quieter times. I don’t know how she could put up with all the racket, but it didn’t seem to bother her a bit. She would have made a good little old lady in the shoe with all the kids.