A narrowed perspective on a larger household

Sophomore Jhoshua Iglesias explains life with his family


Sophomore Jhoshua Iglesias (left) plans design project with his twin brother Isay Iglesias (right).

Anthony Herrera, Guest Writer

On an average day, sophomore Jhoshua Iglesias gets up to go to school with his twin brother. He’s careful not to wake his family members who are still sleeping. Iglesias  brushes his teeth, gets his clothes on and he’s off to school for the day. When he gets home from school, there can be a fair share of bickering and disputing. Which is bound to happen with such a large family.

“Living in a big family can have a lot of drama, but we always get through it. We leave what happened in the past, in the past,” said Iglesias.

The average household size in the US is roughly three people. So one could think a family of six is unusual, but for sophomore, Jhoshua Iglesias, this is reality. He has three sisters, his brother, his mother, and his stepdad. Such a large household is bound to have problems, but based off of Iglesias’s input, it’s a lot easier than someone else may see it. 

“Chores are done quicker because everyone in the house can work on something,” said Iglesias.

Large families have the upper hand due to the utilization of each family members strengths in their day-to-day life. However, drama is bound to happen with so many people in one household. Unfortunately, not everyone will be happy the whole time, but Iglesias’s family can get over these roadblocks.

Iglesias often goes through the pain of having to give up the TV remote to his siblings. Tragic as it may be, everyone has their turn to make it equal. Equality in such a large household proves to be quite important. Every family has its ups and downs, but it’s how you deal with these ups and downs that is pivotal.