I Guess 8 Was Enough

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Home Inspector with SLS Home Inspections-Bradley Bourbonnais Kankakee Manteno 450.004175
     I guess 8 was enough. I have always been thankful to have been from a big family. I am the oldest child in our family. I always wondered why my parents had this idea that they wanted to have 8 kids. None of us have ever had the thought about why other families we know only having one or two or a couple more children. We were always the big giant Seaton family. We always had to travel around with a station wagon, or a Volkswagon van. The oddest part of the whole thing is that both of our parents were from families with only two children. One boy and one girl. My mom was the oldest and my dad was the oldest. 
     Thankful doesn't begin to explain how cool it is to know that at least 3-4 times a year, we are always going to be together for Thanksgiving and Christmas and maybe a wedding or baptism or two. As we've gotten older through the years, these get togethers mean more and more. 
 Christmas with cousins.Christmas with cousins. My family
 
     The funny part of the 8 of us is that for several years after I was born, there was a unfounded fear I had that I was never going to have any little brothers. The order of birth then proceeded like this. Scott, Susie, Kathy, Sandy, Mike, Pat, Mark and Chris. Final score was 5-3 in favor of the boys. 
     The other funny thing, is that even though we had more boys than girls in our sibling family, there are only 5 nephews from all of us, but there are 14 nieces. The best of all is that the cousins have the greatest memories from all the holidays they have spent together. Family's grow older and children take up more and more time, but we will always be thankful that our family has been able to have the best times whenever we get together.  
     
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Scott Seaton-The Home Inspector With A Heart 

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Comments (8)

Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Scott,

It really must have been fun to grow up with so many ready made playmates.  Our client in Costa Rica was one of 17 children, and he had 7...A

Nov 19, 2019 12:33 PM
Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector

It was better for my brothers and sisters I think, since I was stuck as the oldest with 3 dopey girls. 

Nov 20, 2019 06:09 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

My parents both come from large families so I have an abundance of Aunts, Uncles and cousins, but I have just one brother, one child and one grand... but I hope I'll get at least one more grandchild

Nov 19, 2019 12:55 PM
Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector

We just had our first grandson, and he's the best thing ever.

Nov 20, 2019 06:08 AM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good evening Scott. It was great to read about your family here. Have a great Thanksgiving.

Nov 19, 2019 01:49 PM
Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector

Thanks, same to you.

Nov 20, 2019 06:07 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Scott - my family was just three kids and both my parents came from a two children family.  I like how you kept score in the boy-girl count with boys edging out the girls five to three.  I bet life was one game after another.  That likely continues today.  l

Nov 19, 2019 04:50 PM
Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector

Esp with the brothers. Everything is a competition. 

Nov 20, 2019 06:06 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Scott, My wife and I both come from large families.  Sometimes, it is hard to find a good place that everyone will fit.

Nov 19, 2019 08:35 PM
Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector

Only a couple of us have more than 2 kids so we're the only ones with a house big enough for the whole gang.

Nov 20, 2019 06:05 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
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Beautiful family and lots of memories being made. Thanks for sharing and much happiness for all of you  Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector 

Nov 20, 2019 06:50 PM
Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

The boys won the battle, the girls won the war, so to speak.  I have one sister and one step brother.  It must be very special to have so many loved ones around for the holidays.  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Nov 22, 2019 03:31 PM
Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector

That's what it ended up like, but it is really cool when we're all together. Have a great T-Day.

Nov 23, 2019 05:34 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

I come from a large family. My mother had 12 children. Both parents are now deceased and 3 brothers. All seven girls are still living and I am close to all six of my sisters.

Nov 29, 2019 07:55 PM

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