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tortoiseshell Tue 19-Jul-05 10:40:46 be this mother!

starlover Tue 19-Jul-05 10:42:04

hmmm try... not at all!

i went to school with a girl who was one of 15!!!

WigWamBam Tue 19-Jul-05 10:43:02

I wouldn't. I think she's potty.

HappyDaddy Tue 19-Jul-05 14:47:28

I bet she just has to fart and out they plop.

kkgirl Tue 19-Jul-05 15:54:25

It amazes me how people with all these children manage financially, six bedroom house and people carrier.

SoupDragon Tue 19-Jul-05 15:56:49

Isn't Ellesse a brand of sportswear??

In the words of DH "why don't they get themselves a TV FFS"

QueenOfQuotes Tue 19-Jul-05 15:58:58

wow that's amazing - and nice to hear of a family that isn't suriving on council accomdation etcetc

QueenOfQuotes Tue 19-Jul-05 15:59:33

kkgirl - it must help that the mortgage as been payed off

expatinscotland Tue 19-Jul-05 16:01:35

Whew! My greatgran had 17 - 15 of whom survived to maturity - by the age of 40.

QueenOfQuotes Tue 19-Jul-05 16:04:15

wow just looked at the picture of them all - she's got 14 lovely children there!

tarantula Tue 19-Jul-05 16:07:09

cant see a problem with it TBH and if they are happy then thats fine. Im one of 6 myself and my aunt has 9 children. My dad is one of 10, my mum one of 8 and I have 40 first cousins on my dads side and 26 on my mums.

Id like dd to be part of a larger family but cant see that happening at present as dp is a SAHD and we need my income to pay the mortgage.

expatinscotland Tue 19-Jul-05 16:32:20

Tarantula came from good Irish Catholic stock. We Hispanic American Catholics take to marrying Irish American Catholics and siring broods rather than just having families

TwinSetAndPearls Tue 19-Jul-05 16:58:04

Agree with QofQ that it is very generous of the daily mail to feature a large family that isn't percived as a drain on the state. Although it wouldn't surprise me if they feature a mother of twelve tomorrow who lives on a council estate and claims £300,000 a year on state benefits so they can do a compare and contrast.

Like tarantula says as long as the kids are happy and well cared for there is no problem I am slightly envious that they can afford to do it although I would imagine their budgeting skills are more advanced than mine.

I would love a big family but we would be struggling to afford a second child never mind a 15th.

tarantula Tue 19-Jul-05 16:58:48

Its the Irish plot to conquer the world by sheer numbers ha ha ha ha

hunkermunker Tue 19-Jul-05 17:13:35

I couldn't think of that many names I liked...!

SoupDragon Tue 19-Jul-05 17:15:29

Neither could she since her youngest is named after a sportswear brand!

TinyGang Tue 19-Jul-05 17:17:25

I feel faint thinking about it! Wasn't there a m/netter on here recently with 10 children though? ('Mumof10'? something like that?)

QueenOfQuotes Tue 19-Jul-05 17:19:31

ahh but it's also a variant of Elisssa - meaning from the blesses isles

hunkermunker Tue 19-Jul-05 17:24:12

PMSL SD! I did wonder if the next one would be called Reebok

WideWebWitch Tue 19-Jul-05 17:27:44

Omg, that's a lot of children. She does sound happy though!

emmatmg Tue 19-Jul-05 18:06:54

Well I wouldn't want that many but I'd love a DH who agreed with me on the more babies issue.

hanginginthere Tue 19-Jul-05 18:12:21


lockets Tue 19-Jul-05 18:20:22

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ThePrisoner Tue 19-Jul-05 23:28:01

I think I'm more impressed by the dad with his asthma and arthritis ... am in awe of his ability to sire so many in the face of adversity!!

spidermama Tue 19-Jul-05 23:31:42

How has her body coped with all those pregnancies and births? I thought 4 was exacting enough.

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