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So how many children have you got? Who's got the most?

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Disenchanted Thu 27-Mar-08 11:41:08


I wonder who has the most children on here

pedilia Thu 27-Mar-08 20:41:50

69 shockshock

that is crazy, how would you even remember their names??

suedonim Thu 27-Mar-08 20:43:31

I have a mere four dc so def not the person with the most. When I was at junior school we were making graphs in maths to show the size of our families. The teacher asked a new girl in the class how many siblings she had and she promptly burst into tears, which astonished us all. But not as much as discovering that she was one of 16 children! Some of the older children had a couple of their own children before the youngest siblings were even born.

abigaillockhart Thu 27-Mar-08 20:45:23

Am shock and a little bit envy at how many of you have 4 or more. Just two here and a DH who is adamant he doesn't want more. sad

kittywise Thu 27-Mar-08 20:51:44

I have 6, when no.6 was born the eldest was 8.
Now he's 9 wink

Nighbynight Thu 27-Mar-08 20:53:30

4 here.

itfcbabe Thu 27-Mar-08 22:16:00

i have 6

boy 11
boy 10
girl 9
girl 7
boy 5
boy 3

JamSamBam Thu 27-Mar-08 22:25:05

well i only have 2..BUT...i have 2 every other weekedn ( making it 4) then 2 holiday visitors ( making it 6 for 4 weeks of the summer every year)!!! the two that come every summer are my neices, they are in boarding school in africa so they come over every summer to catch up with the family. then there is mother (living downstairs) and sister every other weekend ( when we are quiet!!) feels like a hotel here.

UniversallyChallenged Thu 27-Mar-08 22:29:47

5 here. It's the first time I have ever felt like Ive got a small family compared to some here!

PaulaYatesBiggestFan Thu 27-Mar-08 23:49:36

5 and expecting 6 smile

colacubes Fri 28-Mar-08 00:02:21

my gawd! 9, I have 2 and cant keep up with either, as for 61, wow, crazy, my grandad had 12 brothers and sisters, and my fil is one of 9.

juuule you must never sleep.

lisalisa Fri 28-Mar-08 13:10:24

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juuule Fri 28-Mar-08 16:53:05

Lisalisa - Tips? I'm hoping to pick some up myself as most of the time I tend to do the muddle-through and get on with it school of parenting.
Why 9? That's a heck of a question. Probably one that might get different answers on different days. Im, not sure. Part giving in to that broody feeling, part wanting my children to have each other after we're gone and hoping that if there's a few of them they should get on with one or two at least hmm, part that I like the bustle that goes on and how interesting they all are and how they bring a new dimension with each individual baby/child/young person. But maybe I'm just selfish. Why do people have children? Whether it's one, two or more? In fact, some days I ask the same question wink
Why have you had yours? No need to answer if you don't want to

kellyf Fri 28-Mar-08 19:13:55


i have 5,would have loved another one but i dont think my body could take any more lol!

chamaeleon Fri 28-Mar-08 19:23:04

i would love to see tea time in your house juuule, i only have 4 but its like a military operation getting them all fed. at breakfast time the 1st to get their cereal (has to be hot atm and all different of course so all have to be done individually) is usually asking for toast before the last has their 1st course, i sometimes wonder about installing a conveyor belt grin

3monkeys Fri 28-Mar-08 19:31:22

I would love more for the reason you have loads Juule! I love all the busy times, hate having nothing to do. Had to persuade DH to have 3 though, so no chance of number 4 although very broody!

Disenchanted Fri 28-Mar-08 19:34:37

Juule I bet your house is ace!

I want 5 but am having a struggle concieveing number 3!

tiredmumov4 Fri 28-Mar-08 19:56:14

4 under 7 here in a perfect world would keep goin but i think we are done at 4.

jes74 Fri 28-Mar-08 20:24:14

4dc here
and broody for no5!!
i think juuule has summed up well why i love having more, i just love living in chaosgrin

SniffyHock Fri 28-Mar-08 20:45:58

How on earth do you feed them all? And get them to brush their teeth?

I have nothing but admiration for all of you with large families. I have two and would sometimes LOVE to have more but I find it so hard keeping on top of washing, ironing, feeding and cleaning as it is. And that's before I start on puzzles and stories - what am I doing wrong????

dreamydowler Sat 29-Mar-08 12:06:54

I have 7 but watch with envy cheaper by the dozen lol Im sure Ill probably end up with 9

DragonFaerie Sat 29-Mar-08 12:20:10

4, would like more but won't be happening unless I run off with the postman or someone... grin

tulip31 Sat 29-Mar-08 13:40:24

4 here, all boys 10, 8, 3 and 7mths. Would love more but dh adament that this is it, so I 'borrow' others - i'm a childminder, so at max I have 8 (including mine of course!)

Mamazon Sat 29-Mar-08 13:41:37

I wont allow my mum to join but if she did i wold imagine she could be in teh running. im eldest of 10.

preggersagain Sat 29-Mar-08 13:47:38

5 here, plus 3 step dc's from time to time when they decide to visit

dts1- 4.5
dts2- 4.5
dd1- 18mo
dtd2- 3mo
dtd3- 3mo

dsd- 13
dss1- 26
dss2- 23

plus dh counts as a child half the time grin

miniandme Sat 29-Mar-08 17:18:23

Weve got 5
DS1 whos 12
DS2 whos 10 next month
DD whos 5 and then
DT'S who are boy and girl at 11 weeks
Busy house hodl but absolutely worth every minute of it,got out first night out last night since the twins were born and i was desparate for them all to come back home so we were all back together under one roof-even with a hangover !!

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