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Sixteen kids and counting....

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BarnYardCow Wed 09-Jan-13 12:28:24

Anyone else looking forward to a new episode on Friday where I think they have just had number 17, plus one of the elder daughters is expecting too!

PenguinBear Wed 09-Jan-13 19:37:14

This is the UK one you're talking about?! Yes I am! For a minute I thought you were referring to the American Duggar family who had 16 years ago and are now kn 19/20 grin

BarnYardCow Wed 09-Jan-13 20:43:14

Yes, the English one. God knows how much they spend on shoes!

twinklesparkles Wed 09-Jan-13 21:53:01

Have sky +'d it smile. Hope its good

Must admit I don't like the british programmes about big families... The americans just do it better than us smile lol

Vajazzler Thu 10-Jan-13 10:01:32

What channel is it on?

crockonboosh Fri 11-Jan-13 00:52:47

Bumped as I would also like to know what chanel this is on.

BitofSparklingPerry Fri 11-Jan-13 01:04:56

Channel four at 9pm

I am related to the family, so I get all the insider news, lol.

BarnYardCow Fri 11-Jan-13 20:14:11

My favourite story as a child was " There was an old lady who livef in a shoe" We got to 4 and reached our limit!! She must be mega organised!! I take my hat off in admiration.

Meglet Fri 11-Jan-13 20:58:54


I'm fascinated by HUGE families. I stuck at 2, but it does feel like I'm a few kids short IYSWIM.

ReshapeWhileDashingThroTheSnow Fri 11-Jan-13 21:05:57

FIVE bathtimes per night?? <boggles> That would finish me off. The parents must have the patience of a saint.

oldebaglady Fri 11-Jan-13 21:07:05

the birthday presents don't have to cost 3k a year! that's £180 per birthday present per child! more than a lot of small families spend per child!

Meglet Fri 11-Jan-13 21:07:05

Just wondering how bad it gets when a D&V virus, nits or threadworms goes round those kids.

Meglet Fri 11-Jan-13 21:08:14

IRONING?!!! Is she insane?!!!

Smudging Fri 11-Jan-13 21:08:17

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ettiketti Fri 11-Jan-13 21:09:06

I'm wondering why the older kids don't have some chores and most of the kids can't out away their own clothes

lauriedriver Fri 11-Jan-13 21:09:17

Love this programme, hard working, down to earth & most importantly seem very loving.

It wouldn't be for me but good on them they look a real nice happy family. She's in great shape for having all them babies!!!

Notcontent Fri 11-Jan-13 21:10:54

I am fascinated by how they can afford the house, the bills, etc.
I mean, how, unless you are earning over £200,000 per year???

ArtigeneAuberchoke Fri 11-Jan-13 21:11:42

I find the US show about the Duggars interesting as they have such a different lifestyle with extreme religious views, home schooling etc. The way they share responsibilities and work together is fascinating. This lot are just a bog standard family so rather dull to watch so far.

decktheballs Fri 11-Jan-13 21:12:40

The kids not being able to get out of the bedroom doesn't sit right with me, what would happen re fire etc?

SavoirFaire Fri 11-Jan-13 21:12:59

I noticed that they made a point of saying that they had bought the house - i.e. not council. Would be interested to know what he does for a living. She clearly can't do much other than wash, iron, make packed lunches etc.

Blimey. The washing would kill me. I also almost never iron and only have two DC. My DH does his shirts and I iron 2 or 3 items every month!

In awe. All the kids seem lovely.

PenguinBear Fri 11-Jan-13 21:13:06

It's great fun watching though!! I don't feel I can moan at
Cleaning a 3 bed house when she has a 10 bed place to

sailorsgal Fri 11-Jan-13 21:13:13

I saw them on This Morning. He has his own business. I wonder if they have been affected by the child benefit cuts as that would be quite a bit to lose.

Smudging Fri 11-Jan-13 21:13:54

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Littlemissexpecting Fri 11-Jan-13 21:14:54

They were on this morning. They have their own business the said. It's a bakery. DH thought it would have to be warburtons to afford all that!!

Smudging Fri 11-Jan-13 21:14:57

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