Thursday, June 9, 2016

The World Isn't Made for Big Families

We don't have the "average" number of kids at 4, and honestly I don't think of us as a big family. I'd be down for 2 more in a few (or 5) years! But today I realized they world doesn't do above "average" families!

Retail Stores
Our Target has 3, yes 3, carts total that hold 2 kids. I bust my ass to get there right when they open in hopes of scoring one. It's like trying to score something on Black Friday, but it's just a cart that saves my sanity! Otherwise I'm stuck putting 2 in the basket while wearing the babe, and if Dayton is with us he just holds the side. Cluster fuck is what that is. Today we went to Shopko. Let me say this nicely.....they don't have double carts at all, and their baskets are so small my 2 and 3 year old can't sit on their butts in them. I was less than pleased!

Get it together retailers! It's not pleasant shopping in your stores when I either have to chase children or worry about them falling out of the baskets. As a stay-at-home mom, I don't get the luxury of running errands without them, and I know I'm not the only one!

Some times, Snyder Party of 6, goes out to dinner! Yeah it's as crazy as it sounds! But what happened to back rooms? Party rooms? Open spaces where tables can conveniently be put together? Places that can muffle the volume that comes with us? Instead we end up sitting pretty much on top of each other, in the middle of the restaurant being stared at by everyone. We get the, "Oh you have your hands full," and the "Oh man! You're busy!" Yes and yes, but stop with the staring. We are sitting here as your dinner entertainment, because restaurants think every party just needs a table for four. And if we have people joining us, well hell! Game over! Just burn the place down at that point!

Car Manufacturers
We can travel to the moon, but we can't figure out the most comfortable way to have a car with 4 car seats in it also allow the other "2" seats in the back to be sat in. Seriously! Our van is amazing and I love it! It says it seats 8 people total, with 5 places you can put car seats. Fun fact though, you have to be the size of a dehydrated banana slice to fit into it. I literally can fit the cup of one butt cheek between the boys' car seats. Dumb dumb dumb! Our next option is a 12 passenger van. Literally I would go from soccer mom to Michelle Duggar status......That shit ain't happening!

I could go on and on and on! There's the fact that homes with more than 3 or 4 bedrooms are rare. Or how "family packs" for things usually only include 2 kids. But I'll leave you with this meme! It pretty much sums up my look on a regular basis!

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  1. You know I love this one. Piskorski party of 7....

  2. Yes, yes and yes!! I don't understand this either with all of the new technology or innovation. I think you're on to something!

  3. I'm right there with you. Hatcher party of 8. You mean those kids belong to both of you? Don't you know how to make that stop?

  4. 12 passenger van isn't the end of the world :)
    I love mine! We can take friends along.