- Eyes of Wonder -
Breakfast Time -H. Brooker
While we don't have 10 children, we certainly have a busy daily life and plenty to do each day. Furthermore, we are a one-car family, with no visible possibility of this situation changing in the near future. We live in an area with nonexistent public transportation, which means we have to get creative when it comes to running errands, shopping or going to the doctor. Most of the time my husband swings by the grocery store after work. Thankfully, he loves to shop and is quite good at locating the weekly bargains. Doctor's appointments can be arranged in the morning, before work. Or if we need to see a specialist (such as for certain prenatal tests), it can be done while visiting family for a day or two, or on Fridays, when most people in Israel don't work, and then it can be turned into a family outing.
As for extracurricular activities, we are limited to those we can find within walking distance. We have a small library that is open part of the week, and a community club that hosts classes, fairs and events for children and adults. We by no means participate in anything we can sign up for. Quite apart from the financial consideration (which is a point in itself), I do not consider it necessary or even advisable to commit to something I need to prod my children to do every time. So many interests can be explored right here in your home, safely, and with no or very little cost.