When I was younger I used to want a really big house. My mom laughed, muahahahah. "Who would clean it?" Then she'd say, "Besides, it really only matters to have a big kitchen or big room attached to the kitchen. Because where mom is, the kids are."
Lately we've been watching "Jon and Kate Plus 8" on TLC. They just bought a bigger house. Kate said it would give the kids plenty of room to be wherever they wanted and not always in her room or crowded in the same space. So now I laugh, muahahahaha.
Unless her kids are different than mine, I bet those six 4-year-olds will crowd her the same as they did in the smaller house. This is because wherever I am, my kids are. They magically stick to my legs if I start cooking. They find my hiding spots for phone conversations. They follow me from room to room.
As I type this, Max is showing me something and demanding I look, Ben is at my ankles saying "Down! Down!" (which really means he wants to be picked up). Now they both want more milk. I think I hear my mom laughing.