Friday, April 25, 2008

Living Plain

I watched a show on TV last night about a family of 13. They were a very peculiar family to me but not because of how plainly they lived. What was strange was that they were happy! Mind you, they may have edited out the discord, but the entire show was just very much centered on how great they all get a long. They don't have much in the way of money, but they honestly don't appear to need it. They have a ton of farm animals, but don't use them for their milk and eggs, hmmmm, I would at least do that!

The oldest child was 21, but looked 16, and the baby is 18 months old! That's a huge rainbow of ages. They do drive a big green van, but if that breaks down, they will need to find a bus for sale!

All 11 of the kids were smart, sweet and talented. I'm not saying I want to move out to the middle of nowhere and live the plain life. But they looked happier than most people I've met in my life!

5 comments:

farley said...

Love the post. I agree that the simple things in life make us the happiest. The world would sure be a better place if more families acted like that.

Kaile's Deals said...

Wow. I can't imagine living with 12 other people. Thats a HUGE family. Hopefully they have more than 1 bathroom. lol

Stefanie said...

It just goes to show that money can't always bring happiness! Family is very important to me, but I might pull out my hair if I had 11 kids!

Energy Supplement said...

11 kids?! thats insane! i have 5 bros and sisters and i could never imagine twice that many.
~Jenna

Life In the Internet said...

There is a lot to be said for living a simple life. We've recently down-sized and moved from the hectic pace of the big city to the much more reasonable pace of small town life. I make less but we need less. Kinda works out nice.