I am blessed with 7 in total, 5 biological and 2 step-children
Age-wise, there are 3 groupings, but thankfully they are all absolutely oblivious to the reality that they are sufficiently spread in age (and, in some cases, geography) that they could choose to ignore their sibs, step-sibs, and half-sibs without anyone thinking it much out-of-the-ordinary. To my everlasting joy, they're remarkably tight-knit, close, and loving of one another (which is not to say that each doesn't have moments and even days when he/she probably wishes to have been an only child).
- the 3 eldest are adults (usually), aged 32, 29, and 26 - one boy, flanked by a "big" sister and a "little" sister
- my stepchildren are teens, a boy 16, who has thankfully moved beyond the sulking teenager stage and emerged as a most likeable young man, and a lovely girl of 14, who has entered into her own stage this past year - may it be short-lived
- the "little ones" - most especially beloved of and spoiled outrageously by the other 5 - are 7 (he'll be 8 in about 3 weeks) and the littlest princess - chronologically 5, but she'll be about 47 any day now
At the moment, I'm also blessed by the presence of my favorite nephew (and the kids' favorite cousin), hmm - 30 yrs old - who is in the US doing a "junior year abroad" (my sister's family live in Ireland) and spends most weekends either here or with Timm, my eldest son.
Neil, who - needless to say - selected "many"