The Clearys feel conflicted when Lawrence and Eddie are drafted to serve in the Vietnam War. Although Eddie and Lawrence try to avoid going, they come to terms with their fate, but the events of the day weigh heavily on Peggy and Mike. Though they are both proud, Mike and Peggy take matters into their own hands and try to derail Lawrence and Eddie's decision to serve their country.
In a working-class neighborhood outside Los Angeles, Mike and Peggy raise eight boisterous boys during the 1970s. There are 10 people, three bedrooms, one bathroom and everyone in it for themselves.