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have you 'loads' of children?

(15 Posts)
madorwhat Mon 01-Aug-05 15:01:01

How big is a big family?

lockets Mon 01-Aug-05 15:03:10

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madorwhat Mon 01-Aug-05 15:05:27

how many do you have? do you think you will have a big family?
I am expecting no6 am I crazy?

PrettyCandles Mon 01-Aug-05 15:06:09

Someone once told me that as long as you've got a hand for each child, the family is just the right size. I think (being of my parents' generation) she was probably thinking of mum, dad and up to 4 children.

I'd love to have four .

madorwhat Mon 01-Aug-05 15:06:43

hands or children!!!!

handlemecarefully Mon 01-Aug-05 15:07:18

Just 2 but it feels like loads!

madorwhat Mon 01-Aug-05 15:08:53

am I mad?!!

PrettyCandles Mon 01-Aug-05 15:13:26


Even with only two children, it would be useful to have a few extra hands at times!

PrettyCandles Mon 01-Aug-05 15:16:11

Of course you are. But you can't rationalise the desire to have children. Mad, knackered, and happy.

PeachyClair Mon 01-Aug-05 15:21:12

I have three boys, would like another child one day.

Mum one of four,
Dad one of 16


not having that many!!!

PrettyCandles Mon 01-Aug-05 15:25:30

All the same mum?

PeachyClair Mon 01-Aug-05 15:38:24

Same Mum, same dad, his Mum (my Grandma) was bed bound from number 8 (8 girls eight boys) so older daughters raised the youngest ones. Dad was number 15.

Mytwopenceworth Mon 01-Aug-05 15:41:52

ive got 2, which is about 16 too many at times!!

PrettyCandles Mon 01-Aug-05 15:44:02


Imagine going through eight more pregnancies bed-bound. TBH, that sounds more awful to me than having so many in the first place.

katylou25 Mon 01-Aug-05 16:22:21

A women on the street we used to live on had 14 but couldn't and wouldn't control em. The number of times I found her 2 year old ds wandering the street in just his nappy and took him home.

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